Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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September 4, 2013

Teutopolis, Altamont split twin bill Wooden Shoes' clutch hits take first game

TEUTOPOLIS – Altamont couldn't find a clutch at-bat anywhere in game one, but they weren't looking in the Teutopolis dugout, which produced a number of run-scoring base hits during Tuesday's doubleheader opener.

Altamont left four runners on base during the third and fourth innings, after senior Garrett Ziegler drove in the team's only run of the game, but Teutopolis used the fifth and sixth innings to score five runs en route to its 7-1 win in the first game of the doubleheader.

Trailing 2-0 in the third inning, Altamont junior Brady Winn started a two-out rally with a single and Ziegler drove him in two batters later. Senior Aaron Goeckner grounded out to the pitcher, leaving two men on base.

Altamont continued to hit Teutopolis junior pitcher Louis Niemerg into the fourth inning as sophomore Klaiton Wolff walked and senior Trevor Cornett singled to start the inning.

Sophomore Nick Miller hit a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners, setting up a suicide squeeze attempt that didn't go as planned.

Junior Jacob Miller popped up his bunt attempt to Teutopolis senior Darren Probst for an out. At third base, Wolff was halfway down the baseline before he realized he needed to tag up, so Probst started and finished a double play that ended the inning.

“We're struggling with trying to find that big hit,” Altamont head coach Mike Dokey said. “When you're in a situation where you can score (a run), you gotta score it. We just didn't execute.”

At least it looked like the Altamont batters had picked up on what Neimerg was doing on the mound, which Dokey said was throwing early fastballs to get ahead in counts.

Niemerg retired seven of the first eight batters he faced, which Dokey said was because his hitters were being too patient at the plate.

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