Post 120 fallsEffingham Post 120's Senior Legion team traveled to Bethalto for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, but only got one game in before the rains came. Bethalto downed Effingham 6-2, as Post 120 fell to 6-2. Effingham fell behind early, as pitcher Tanner Traub gave up three runs in the second inning before recording an out. He settled down, and limited the damage to three in the frame, however.Post 120 responded in the next two innings, as Carter Hayes laced a two-out single in the third to score Devin Mayfield, and Trenton Frey drove in a run in the fourth on a fielder's choice to score Devin Wright. Bethalto put the game away in the sixth inning, scoring three more runs off Tanner Traub to put the game in the bag. Alec Quandt was 4-for-4 on the day to lead Effingham, registering four of the nine hits. Hayes was 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Nate McDonald, Drew Levitt, Devin Wright and Kennan Mahaffey each had a hit on the day. Effingham (5-6) is back in action this week, participating in Mattoon's Firecracker Invitational beginnign Wednesday against state champion Mattoon.
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Effingham: McDonald (1-4); Hayes (1-4, RBI); Quandt (4-4); Levitt (1-4); Wright (1-3, 2B, R); Frey (0-3, RBI); Mayfield (0-2, R, BB); Mahaffey (1-2)
Shelby Juniors struggle at plateThe bats for the Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 never got going in Junior Legion action, losing 3-0 to Macon County in game one of their scheduled doubleheader.Game two was never played as it was rained out. Mark Jones (Windsor/Stew-Stras) pitched well in defeat, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out one in a full seven innings. Shelby County's first five hitters went hitless on the day, as Tristan Warner, Derek Moshenrose and Blake Nichols had Shelby's only hits of the game. Macon County scored two runs in the third off Jones and one in the seventh as they kept Shelby's batters at bay. Shelby County competes in the Junior Division of Mattoon's Firecracker Classic this week, beginning, taking on Moultrie-Douglas today at 11 a.m. at Grimes Field and Danville at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Land College.
Macon County 002 000 1 3 5 0Shelby County 000 000 0 0 3 3
Shelby County: Warner (1-3); Moshenrose (1-3); Nichols (1-2)