Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


August 28, 2013

Parks pushes Bombers co-op to first win Walk-off double beats Maroons 5-4

BROWNSTOWN — Dalton Parks made Brownstown/St. Elmo history Tuesday afternoon with his walk-off double.

In the newly formed co-op's first-ever game Tuesday against Dieterich, Parks knocked a two-run double in the seventh to give the Bombers their first win, a 5-4 victory over the Movin' Maroons.

While Ryan Beccue accrued plenty of wins at St. Elmo, his first in the gold and purple uniform was a tough one.

"It definitely feels good, I'm happy for all the kids," Beccue said. "I have a lot of confidence in those first four guys. I thought if we could get a baserunner, we had a good chance to tie it up. Dalton Parks gave us a little extra."

Brownstown/St. Elmo led for much of the way, only to have Dieterich take a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Jake Bohnhoff drove in Alex Bohnhoff with a flare up the middle.

The Bombers bounced back, as Levi Maxey walked with one out and Dustin Lawson was hit by a pitch. With two on, Parks hit a fly ball over the head of centerfielder Charlie Thoele, ending the game as both runs scored.

It was a tough loss for the Maroons, who almost earned their second comeback win in as many days after topping Noble 4-3 Monday.

"They kind of got down a little bit," said Dieterich coach Jamie VanScyoc. "(Thoele) was close to (catching) it."

Dieterich came out and took advantage of a pair of B/SE errors in the first, as Jake Bohnhoff walked and scored on two Bomber errors.

The Bombers quickly responded, stringing together four straight hits in the bottom of the second to plate two runs. Drake Hall had an RBI single and Landon Feezel had a sacrifice fly to give Brownstown/St. Elmo a 2-1 lead. The inning could have been bigger, but Noah Flowers was thrown out at home on a wild pitch.

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