The Lady Shoes kept rolling at the Pinckneyville Showcase, winning both games and moving to a perfect 12-0.
Teutopolis fell behind 3-0 to Pinckneyville after one and it took them until the fourth to get on the board, but once they did, they put up 12 runs in three innings for the 12-6 win.
Kadi Borries was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs, while Madison Cowman drove in three runs while going 3-for-5 on the day. MacKenzie Wermert was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Anni Borries and Raegan Drees had doubles of their own.
Cowman was the winning pitcher, going all seven and striking out five in the process.
Game two was tighter against Massac County, with the Shoes taking a 2-1 lead early in the first inning and holding on until the fourth.
That's when Allison Apke and Danielle Repking hit back-to-back homers to make it 4-1, and the Shoes would win 4-2. Apke and Repking both went 2-for-3 with a home and a double, while Anni and Kadi Borries had the other two hits in identical 1-for-3 games.
Kadi Borries struck out seven in seven innings, allowing just three hits.
The Lady Shoes host BCCH today.
Teutopolis 000 615 0 12 15 1
Pinckneyville 300 010 2 6 6 1
WP - Cowman (7 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 K, 3 BB) LP - Howard (7 IP, 15 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 5 K, 0 BB)
Teutopolis: Cowman (3-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R, SB); A. Borries (3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R); K. Borries (3-5, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R); Apke (1-4, RBI, R); Repking (1-4, RBI, R); Wermert (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, SB); Smith (1-4, 2 RBI, R); J. Drees (0-2, RBI, R, SB); R. Drees (1-4, 2B, R)
Pinckneyville: Wieland (1-3, 2 R); Jones (1-4, RBI, R); Howard (1-4, RBI, R); Morrow (2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R); Doerflein (1-4, 2B, RBI)
Teutopolis 200 200 0 4 6 0
Massac County 100 001 0 2 3 2
WP - K. Borries (7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 7 K, 4 BB) LP - McFall (7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 K)
Teutopolis: A. Borries (1-3, R); K. Borries (1-3, R, SB); Apke (2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, R); Repking (2-3, 2B, HR, RBI, R)
Massac County: Douglas (2-2, HR, 2 RBI, R); Stunson (1-3)
Effingham splits Apollo opener
Effingham had one bad inning Saturday at Charleston, and left with a split against Charleston with a 2-1 loss and a 12-4 win.
The Flaming Hearts led 1-0 going in to the sixth inning before Ally O'Dell hit a two-run home run to give Charleston a lead they'd hold on. Brittany Beals hit a solo home run for Effingham's lone run.
Hope Collier pitched sixth innings and gave up two runs on four hits.
In game two, the two teams traded single runs in the first two innings, before Effingham scored 10 of the next 11 runs and rolled to a win.
Jenna Wright was the star of game two, doubling and hitting a homer on her way to five RBIs. Morgan Wilson had two singles, a double and three RBIs, while Madison Weis hit two doubles and had an RBI.
Effingham is now 3-3 and 1-1 in the Apollo. They play Wednesday at Cumberland.
Effingham 000 100 0 1 5 1
Charleston 000 002 X 2 4 1
WP - Fuller (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB) LP - Collier (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 1 BB)
Effingham: Weis (2B); Nunamaker (3B); Beals (HR, RBI, R); Collier (1B); Rivera (1B)
Charleston: Finn (1B); Kennedy (2B); Youngblood (1B); O'Dell (HR, 2 RBI, R)
Effingham 113 030 4 12 18 3
Charleston 110 001 1 4 7 2
WP - Collier (7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 K, 3 BB) LP - Craft (2.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 K, 3 BB)
Effingham: Weis (2 2B, RBI); Nunamaker (1B); Tonn (1B, 2B); Beals (2B); Collier (2 1B, 2B, RBI); Wright (2B, HR, 5 RBI); Meinhart (1B, 2B, RBI); Rivera (1B, 2B, RBI); Wilson (2 1B, 2B, 3 RBI)
Comets best Sullivan
A four-run fifth inning was enough for Stew-Stras/Windsor to take down Sullivan 4-3 Saturday afternoon.
The win improves the Comets' co-op to 7-1 on the season with a game in Windsor today against Neoga.
Bayleigh Tabor was 2-for-2 on the day, while Lindsay Burton, Kennedy Ferris, Mercedez Austin and Courtney Schultz had a hit. Kendall Knop had the Comets' lone RBI on the day with a sacrifice fly.
Knop also got the win on the mound, allowing three runs (two earned) in the first four innings before the Comets came back in the fifth.
She went the distance, allowing six hits and striking out six.
Stew-Stras/Windsor 000 040 0 4 6 1
Sullivan 001 200 0 3 6 3
WP - Knop (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 K, 2 BB) LP - Inman (2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 K, 1 BB)
SS/W: Burton (1-4); Ferris (1-3); Schultz (1-3); Tabor (2-2); Austin (1-2); Knop (RBI)
Flaming Hearts sweep opener
Preston Walker and Kevin Daugherty carried Effingham to a 2-0 start in Apollo play Saturday, as the pair of pitchers each tossed a complete game in a 1-0 win and a 6-1 win, respectively.
Walker started game one, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out six. The Flaming Hearts mustered just three hits, two by Kennan Mahaffey and one by Daugherty, with Mahaffey scoring in the fourth inning.
In game two, the offense came around more while Daugherty spun a gem of his own, striking out six and allowing run on seven hits.
Braydon Bone was 2-for-3 with a run, Swayde Sanders was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Carter Hayes was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Effingham is 5-4 overall and 2-0 in Apollo Conference play. Effingham is off until next Saturday, when they travel to Mattoon for their next set of games in the Apollo for a doubleheader.
Charleston 000 000 0 0 2 1
Effingham 000 100 X 1 3 2
WP - Walker (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 K, 2 BB)
Charleston: D. Smith (1-2); Armstrong (1-2)
Effingham: Bone (0-2, BB); Mahaffey (2-3, R); Daugherty (1-2)
Charleston 000 010 0 1 7 3
Effingham 150 000 X 6 7 1
WP - Daugherty (7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 K, 0 BB) LP - R. Miller (6 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 0 K, 3 BB)
Effingham: Bone (2-3, R); Mahaffey (0-2, R, BB); Hayes (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB); Sanders (2-2, 2 RBI); Poland (0-3, R); Daugherty (1-3, R); Koester (0-2, R, BB); Woltman (1-3, RBI, R)
Windsor/Stew-Stras earns second
The Windsor/Stew-Stras Blue Devils won their opener at the Charlie Due Wood Bat Tournament, but fell in the final to Champaign Central.
In the opener against Decatur St. Teresa, Christian Vonderheide gave up a run in the first inning and then dominating, allowing the lone run on two hits and a walk while striking out 15.
Offensively, he was supported by Jacob Kramer's 3-for-4 day while Alex Allen went 2-for-4 in a 4-1 win. Devin Deremiah drove in two runs with a 1-for-3 day.
Windsor/Stew-Stras led game two through three innings up 4-3, but Mark Jones and Derek Moschenrose allowed four runs in the fourth that would prove to be the margin of victory in the 7-4 loss.
Bryse Bugger was 2-for-3 with a double against Champaign Cnetral, while Nic Hutchinson, Hayden Cole and Vonderheide each had a hit and an RBI.
The Blue Devils play at Sullivan today.
Decatur St. Teresa 100 000 0 1 2 5
Windsor/Stew-Stras 202 000 X 4 7 2
WP - Vonderheide (7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 15 K, 1 BB) LP - Hlawek (5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 1 BB)
DST: Brinkoetter (1-3, RBI); Watrous (1-3)
W/SS: Allen (2-4, 2B, R); Vonderheide (0-3, R); Kramer (3-4); Moschenrose (0-4, R); Bugger (1-3); Deremiah (1-3, 2 RBI);
Windsor/Stew-Stras 013 000 0 4 7 3
Champaign Central 030 400 X 7 10 1
WP - Altmyer (5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 K, 4 BB) LP - Jones (3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 K, 1 BB)
W/SS: Allen (0-2, R); Vonderheide (1-2, 2B, RBI, R); Cole (1-4, 2B, RBI); Kramer (1-4, R); Hutchinson (1-3, RBI); Onhesorge (1-2); Bugger (2-3, 2B)
Newton wins in extras
It took nine full of scoreless ball, but Tanner Shull's walkoff two-run home run in the ninth was the difference as Newton beat Olney 2-0 Saturday.
Shull's home run was one of just five hits on the day, knocking in Luke Huston was well to clinch the win. Blake Probst and Allen Taylor also had hits for the Eagles.
On the mound, Caleb Chesnut was dominant, allowing nine hits in the nine full innings while not surrendering a run or a walk and striking out six. Tryston Runyon was equally impressive for Olney, striking out 10 in eight innings with three hits, but the Eagles got right to his replacement, Noah Buscher, ending the game in his first two batters.
Newton improves to 2-3 and 1-1 in Little Illini Conference play.
The Eagles host Lawrenceville this afternoon.
Olney 000 000 000 0 9 1
Newton 000 000 002 2 5 3
WP - Chesnut (9 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 K, 0 BB) LP - Buscher (0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K)
Olney: N. Shan (3-5, 2B); Runyon (1-5); Billington (3-4, SB); E. Eagleson (1-4); Buscher (1-4)
Newton: Huston (2-4, R); Shull (1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R); Probst (1-2); Taylor (1-2, SB)
Neoga sweeps Tri-County
Runs weren't at a premium for Neoga Saturday, scoring 25 runs in two games for an 11-8 win and a 14-4 win against Tri-County.
In game one, Tyler Romack was the star at the plate, smacking a double and a homer for three RBIs, while Jordan Hoedebecke drove in two runs. Logan Rankin and Guy Walk each had a single and a double.
Trevor Moore earned the win in game one, while Hoedebecke got the win in game two.
The second game was tied going to the fifth at 4-4, when Neoga exploded for 10 runs and ended the game right there.
Jake Baker had a home run and four RBIs and Moore drove in three runs.
Neoga is now 8-2-1 overall and heads to Altamont today.
Tri-County 200 230 1 8 9 2
Neoga 240 203 X 11 9 1
WP - Moore LP - E. Furgeson SV - Walk
TC: Stone (1B); E. Furgeson (1B); Hovia (1B); Cl. Foster (1B); Armstrong (HR, 4 RBI); Ca. Foster (1B), C. Furgeson (1B, RBI); Getche (2B, RBI); Simons (1B, RBI)
Neoga: Kingery (2B); Rankin (1B, 2B); Baker (1B, RBI); Romack (2B, HR, 3 RBI); Walk (1B, 2B); Hoedebecke (1B, 2 RBI)
Tri-County 300 01 4 6 5
Neoga 220 0(10) 14 12 1
WP - Hoedebecke LP - C. Furgeson
TC: C. Furgeson (1B); Hovia (1B); Cl. Foster (1B, 2B, RBI); Armstrong (1B, RBI); Dye (1B, RBI)
Neoga: Kingery (1B); Rankin (1B); Hoedebecker (1B, RBI); Baker (1B, HR, 4 RBI); Romack (RBI); Monroe (2 1B); Easton (1B); Moore (2 1B, 3 RBI); Atwell (1B, 2B, 2 RBI)
Bombers win one of two
Vandalia's offense was a bit too much in an 8-6 loss for Brownstown/St. Elmo Saturday, but the Bombers rebounded with a 20-10 win over Mulberry Grove later that day.
In game one. The Vandals grabbed eight early runs in the first four innings and held on from there, dealing the loss to Dalton Parks.
Offensively, Levi Maxey was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI and Malachi Maxey drove in two with a 1-for-4 day.
Offense wasn't an issue in game two, as Jacob Behrends was 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs, Dustin Lawson was 2-for-3 and two RBIs and Parks scored five times on the day.
Drake Hall earned the win on the hill in three innings of work.
The Bombers are 5-6 and play at Sandoval Tuesday.
Brownstown/St. Elmo 031 020 0 6 7 2
Vandalia 221 300 X 8 10 2
WP - Bowen (4.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 2 K, 6 BB) LP - Parks (2.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 K, 3 BB)
B/SE: L. Maxey (2-5, 2B, RBI); Parks (1-5); Behrends (1-3); Flowers (1-2); Feezel (1-2); M. Maxey (1-4, 2 RBI); Hall (RBI)
Vandalia: Well (1-4); Schaal (2-4); Bowen (2-4, 2B); Smith (1-3); Beck (3-4, 2 2B); Stewart (1-3)
Mulberry Grove 332 11 10 11 12
Brownstown/St. Elmo 36(10) 01 20 8 4
WP - Hall (3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 K, 2 BB) LP - Sloan (2 IP, 4 H, 9 R, 2 K, 6 BB)
Mulberry Grove: Sloan (3-3, 3 2B); Murray (2-3); Goodin (2-3, HR); Childress (2-4, 2B); Ketchem (2-2, 2 2B)
Brownstown/St. Elmo: L. Maxey (1-4); Parks (5 R); Behrends (2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI); Lawson (2-3, 2 RBI); Flowers (1-3, RBI); Hall (1-2, 2B, RBI); M. Maxey (1-3, 2B, RBI)
Cougars drop two
South Central played at the Benton RBI Tournament Saturday and came away empty-handed, falling to Benton 15-5 and 12-8 to Johnston City.
Benton jumped all over Noah Powless in game one, making it 5-0 through two and a half before South Central answered, but the Cougars couldn't play catch-up.
Gavin Ratermann had a two-run homer and a double with a 3-for-4 game, Dylan Smith had a solo home run, and Tyus Holmes was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
In game two, South Central's seven-run fourth put them up big, but up 8-5, they allowed seven of their own in the sixth to Johnston City to fall behind for good.
Smith, Powless and Jace Wilkins all had two hits and an RBI.
South Central (3-3) plays at home Monday against Odin.
Benton 302 123 4 15 11 1
South Central 003 020 0 5 11 8
WP - Higgins LP - Powless (5 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 4 K, 3 BB)
Benton: Ward (3-4, 2B, 2 RBI); Higgins (2-5, HR, 2 RBI); Owens (2-4, 2B, RBI)
South Central: Ratermann (3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI); Smith (1-4, HR, RBI); Holmes (2-4, RBI); Wilkins (1-3, RBI)
South Central 000 701 0 8 12 7
Johnston City 102 027 X 12 12 4
WP - Crow LP - Bray (5.1 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 3 K, 1 BB)
SC: Smith (2-4, RBI); Wilkins (2-3, RBI); Powless (2-3, RBI); Ratermann (1-4, RBI)
JC: Waters (3-4, HR, 2 RBI); Tanner (3-4, 2B); Gregge (2-4, 2B, RBI); Ziegler (2-5, 2 RBI)
Effingham baseball sweeps opener
The Lady Shoes kept rolling at the Pinckneyville Showcase, winning both games and moving to a perfect 12-0.
Newton's season ends in 14-4 loss
Newton Post 20 almost pulled another comeback off against the Orient Miners, cutting a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 midway through Monday night’s game.
But Newton’s Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament run came to an end, as Orient rattled off nine runs in the sixth inning and clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 14-4 win.
Comeback win keeps Post 20 alive in 10-7 win
Newton Post 120 didn’t let a 4-1 deficit get to them against Highland Post 439, using a patient approach in the face of an elimination game.
Three bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the third tied the game at 4-4, and with the bases loaded down 5-4 in the fourth, Tim Weber broke the game open with a two-run double and an error.
By the time the dust settled, Newton led 10-5 heading to the sixth inning and would hold on to a 10-7 win to keep its season alive.
Salem deals Newton first divisional loss
Mitch Bierman started off Newton Post 20’s game against Salem Post 128 with a bang Sunday afternoon, hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on the next batter.
Post 20’s offense didn’t follow his lead from there, as Newton had just three more hits and no runs, and falling in a Junior Legion Fifth Division winner’s bracket game to Salem 12-1 in seven innings.
Newton Post 20 bests Belleville Post 58 in opener 6-1
After a 9-3 loss to Breese Post 252 Gray Monday night, Newton Post 20 coach John Grunloh predicted the five-day break until the Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament would be good for his players, especially his pitchers.Mitch Jansen proved his coach right, spinning a gem in Newton's opener Saturday afternoon as Post 20 made short work of Belleville Post 58 6-1.
Hearts to prep with Mattoon 7-on-7
Two weeks ago, Effingham was supposed to start shaking off the rust with a 7-on-7 football tournament in Mattoon. Naturally, it rained and was canceled.
So Saturday, the Flaming Hearts will head up to Mattoon and play their first 7-on-7 event of the season, taking part in an 10- team field with Mattoon, Rochester, Robinson, Marshall, Cahokia and Pleasant Plains from Illinois, with Terre Haute North and Northview coming from Indiana. Rochester is bringing two squads.
Newton Post 20 plays Belleville Saturday
With the District 23 tournament behind them, Newton Post 20 now knows its fate for the Fifth Division Junior Legion tournament this weekend in Bethalto.
Newton will play Belleville Post 58 at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Bethalto, in the third game of six on the day.
Effingham's season comes to a close with 11-1 loss to Salem
A 1-0 lead for Effingham Post 120 rapidly evaporated, and the post’s Junior Legion season came to an end with a 11-1 loss in five innings to Salem Post 128 Tuesday night.
The game was for the final spot of District 23 in the divisional tournament, with Newton Post 20 and Breese Post 252 Gray punching their tickets by winning their district divisions.
Newton Post 20 falls short against Breese Gray 9-3
While the District 23 title ultimately exceeded Newton Post 20’s grasp, their season will continue in Bethalto.
Newton took on Breese Post 252 Gray for the Junior Legion District 23 title as the two division winners, but Breese’s bats proved too much for Newton in an 9-3 loss for Post 20.
“The innings where they put some runs on us, we gave them some extra outs,” said Newton coach John Grunloh. “You’ve got to make the plays when you play better teams.”
Barnes' one-hitter boosts Post 120; Effingham beats Dieterich 1-0
Ryan Barnes hasn’t seen a lot of time with Effingham Post 120’s junior legion team this season, but he showed up in a big way Monday night in a 1-0 win over Dieterich Post 628.
The win kept Effingham’s season alive one more day in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament, as the post will face Salem Post 128 at 5:30 p.m. today for the district’s final spot in the divisional round. Salem Post 128 downed Mt. Vernon Post 141 1-0 in the West Division loser’s bracket, setting up the final with Effingham today.
Newton Post 20 tops Effingham Post 120 7-5 late
Most of the games at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament have seen pitching take control, but the pitchers in Sunday night's Effingham Post 120/Newton Post 20 game faced an uphill battle.
While Brock Mammoser started the game for Post 20 on the hill and struggled, he came through with the biggest hit in the game, putting Newton up for good in a 7-5 win over Effingham.
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