Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


April 29, 2013

Baseball/softball roundup



Neoga sweeps at Wood Bat tourney

They may have replaced the metal bats with wood ones, but the Neoga bats stayed hot as they won both their games Saturday at Tri-County.

Neoga faced the hosts in game one and downed Tri-County 9-1. Riley Walk moved to 3-1 with the win, tossing six strong innings. He gave up two hits, one unearned run and struck out 10.

Guy Walk had a homer and two RBIs, while Kenton Albin had a home run of his own and drove in three runs.

In game two, Neoga downed Arcola 12-6 behind another offensive show of force. Riley Walk and Michael Baker each hit a home run, with Walk driving in four and Baker’s home run driving in just one.

Baker took the win on the mound, striking out nine in four innings. He allowed three earned runs.

Neoga improves to 13-4, and they head to Ramsey this afternoon.

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Neoga 311 022 X 9 9 2

WP - R. Walk LP - Getche

Neoga: Monroe (2B); Yurs (1B); G. Walk (HR, 2 RBI); R. Walk (1B); M. Baker (RBI); J. Baker (2 1B, 2 RBI); Albin (1B, HR, 3 RBI); Rankin (1B)

Neoga 080 200 2 12 6 5

Arcola 102 002 1 6 8 5

WP - M. Baker LP - Pearcy

Neoga: Yurs (RBI); G. Walk (RBI); R. Walk (1B, HR, 4 RBI); M. Baker (HR, RBI); Romack (2B); True (1B); Kingery (2B); James (RBI)

W/SS plays one of two

Windsor/Stew-Stras headed to Clinton for a tournament Saturday, and advanced to the championship only to have the game against Clinton washed out after two innings.

The Blue Devils advanced via a 1-0 win over Athens, thanks to a stellar pitching performance by Christian Vonderheide.

The W/SS ace struck out 11 in seven innings and gave up just four hits to make sure the 1-0 advantage held up.

Justin Fulk had the game’s only RBI, going 0-for-3 on the day. Alex Allen went 2-for-3 with a run, while Gunner Theis also had a hit on the day.

The win comes after the Blue Devils took down Cumberland 15-7 Friday night.

Windsor/Stew-Stras (16-4) hosts Brownstown this afternoon.

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WP - Vonderheide LP - Weatherby

W/SS: Allen (2-3, R); Theis (1-2); Fulk (0-3, RBI); Hubbart (1-3)

W/SS 221 500 5 15 14

Cumberland 020 111 2 7 11

WP - Helton LP - Hornbeck

W/SS: Allen (3-5, RBI, 3 R); Vonderheide (2-4, 2 RBI, 3 R); Kramer (1-1, RBI, R); Cole (2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R); Fulk (1-4, RBI); Leasher (1-2, 3 RBI, 3 R); Hubbart (1-1, 2 RBI); White (2-2 RBI); Stremming (1-2, 2 RBI, R)

Cumberland: Poe (2-4, RBI, R); Elwood (1-1, RBI, R); Godden (1-3, R); Clark (3-3, RBI, R); Light (2-3, R); Cutts (1-4, R); Bauguss (0-3, RBI, R); Kuhn (1-1, 2 RBI)

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  • Altamont downs Charleston 6-2

    At least it’s the last year of the Ohnesorges for Altamont’s opponents.
    That’s the sister duo of Madison and Lauren that have been top athletes at Altamont High School. The pair produced once again in a 6-2 win over Charleston at Karch Field.

    April 23, 2014

  • ZGard1.jpg Pitcher's duel: Gardewine leads St. Anthony over Teutopolis 1-0

    Zach Gardewine gripped the game ball tightly in his right hand and smiled.
    It’s not every day a pitcher shuts out the loaded Teutopolis lineup and he knew it. Gardewine became the first player to blank the Wooden Shoes, in St. Anthony’s 1-0 win on Tuesday, since Dieterich duo Tanner Traub and Jake Bohnhoff on March 22, 2013.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-22Ziegler.jpg Ziegler's choice an easy one

    Lake Land College’s Grace Ziegler had a choice after her two years playing were up.
    The Altamont alumna basically whittled her options down to this: continue to play basketball collegiately at a four-year institution, or transfer to a four-year institution to have a traditional college student experience.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vonderheid.jpg Vonderheide, W/SS win at Charleston 12-0

    Christian Vonderheide had the luxury of choosing which was better.
    It was either the grand slam, or a complete game shutout thrown by the right hander.
    “They are both pretty equal,” Vonderheide said. “Pitching is more of my thing. The grand slam I got lucky. I swung hard, and I was lucky enough for it to go over the fence."
    The win could be more important as Windsor/Stew-Stras pounded a 12-0 win over Charleston at CHS Field.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • czachorskimug.jpg Czachorski: Time to catch Cup fever

    I woke up early Friday morning and did something I never do these days -- I flipped on SportsCenter.
    It was the top of the 7 a.m. hour, and unshockingly, ESPN led with discussion of the playoffs.
    What left me flabbergasted was they were leading with the NHL playoffs, as I was truly unaware ESPN remembered that hockey was a sport.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • White2.jpg Indians' bats too much for Eagles

    An 11 a.m. start on Good Friday wasn't too early for Altamont, as the Indians pushed 10 across in the first frame and bested Newton 16-1 in five innings.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Schultz.jpg Power surge: Homers help Shoes beat Comets 8-4

    Teutopolis broke open a close game with four home runs and remained undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stew-Stras/Windsor Thursday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cutts.jpg Cutts carries Cumberland to 4-3 win

    His first three hits were no doubters, but Blayke Cutts’ fourth hit on Thursday was a high bouncer over the glove of Olney third baseman Peyton Billington to win in a walk-off.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg McNamee: Questions about EIU's Jimmy G

    The typical phrase used in situations like this, I think, is: “He shows potential.” I may not have believed anything I was saying, but at least he was in line to be a four-year starter; at least, he had that.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Booker.jpg Pirates push past Flaming Hearts 10-2

    It took a bit for the bats to warm up, but Cumberland made the necessary adjustments at the plate and took down Effingham 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

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