Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

April 29, 2013

Baseball/softball roundup


Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM —

BASEBALL

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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W/SS 001 000 x 1 4

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)



Altamont downs Central A&M

The Indians got off to a slow start Saturday against Central A&M, but finished strong in with a pair of wins.

In game one, Garrett Ziegler was 4-for-4 with three runs, four RBIs and two stolen bases on the day. Aaron Goeckner and Clayton Ruckman each drove in two runs, and Austin Finn had three RBIs with a home run.

Ziegler also pitched, picking up the win.

Altamont picked up a shutout 3-0 win in game two, behind the strong pitching of Nick Miller.

Trevor Cornett drove in a run in game two, while Ruckman had a pair of RBIs

Altamont heads to Patoka this afternoon.

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Central A&M 100 001 1 3

WP - Ziegler LP - Donce

Altamont: Ziegler (4-4, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB); Goeckner (0-3, 2 RBI, R); Ruckman (1-4, 2 RBI, R, SB); Finn (2-5, HR, 3 RBI, R); Wolff (1-4, RBI); Armstrong (1-4, R); Borders (1-4, 2 R); Guerrettaz (2-3, 2 R); Miller (3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R)

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Central A&M 000 000 0

WP - Miller

Altamont: Ziegler (1-3, R, SB); Goeckner (2-3, R); Ruckman (1-1, 2 RBI, R, SB); Cornett (0-1, RBI)



Shoes split at Marshall

Teutopolis played at Marshall Friday night, splitting a doubleheader with the hosting Lions.

Game one was dominated by Kyle Pruemer on the mound, as he tossed seven innings of one-hit ball and struck out nine in a 6-1 Teutopolis win.

Offensively, Jared Waldhoff was 4-for-4 with a solo home run as he scored four runs. Chase Wendling was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Bobby Wenthe went 3-for-4 while driving in two, and Pruemer and Justin Kenter each had an RBI of their own.

In game two, Marshall roared back and took an early lead against Ryan Ruholl on its way to an 8-2 win. Ruholl gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings and took the loss.

Offensively, Derek Smith led the charge with a solo home run in a 1-for-3 day. Michael Gillespie also went 2-for-3.

The Wooden Shoes are now 16-3 and face their cross-county rival Effingham on the road Monday.

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Marshall 000 001 0 1 1 2

WP - Pruemer LP - Hefner

Teutopolis: Waldhoff (4-4, HR, RBI, 4 R, SB); Wendling (2-4, RBI, R, SB); Wenthe (3-4, 2 RBI); Pruemer (0-3, RBI); Kenter (1-3, RBI)

Teutopolis 000 110 0 2 6 1

Marshall 420 101 X 8 12 1

WP - Osborn LP - Ruholl

Teutopolis: Hardiek (0-1, 3 BB, R, SB); Smith (1-3, HR, RBI, R); Borries (1-2); Ruholl (0-3, RBI); Gillespie (2-3); Ungrund (1-3)



Cougars swept over weekend

South Central played two games at the Centralia tournament this weekend, and fell to Centralia and Waterloo.

In game one, the Cougars were shut down by Centralia 7-0. Noah Powless took the loss against the Orphans.

Heath Hoffmann was 1-for-3 with a double, while Kyle Bray, Dylan Smith and Powless all had a single.

South Central didn’t have much better luck against Waterloo, falling 8-1. Dan Diss was 1-for-2 with a double. Smith, Powless and Austin Schwarm each had a single.

Diss took the loss on the hill.

The Cougars also hosted Trenton-Wesclin Friday night, and fell 8-2.

South Central (5-12) hosts Mulberry Grove this afternoon.

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Waterloo 201 103 X 8 10 1

WP - Brumfield LP - Diss

South Central: Diss (1-2, 2B); Schwarm (1-2); Smith (1-3); Powless (1-3)

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Centralia 320 110 X 7 8 1

WP - Brasheer LP - Powless

South Central: Hoffmann (1-3, 2B); Bray (1-2); Smith (1-3); Powless (1-3)

TW 002 420 0 8 9 1

SC 000 011 0 2 5 3

WP - Mammenga LP - Meyer

South Central: Hoffmann (1-3, 2B, RBI); Tharp (1-4, RBI)



SOFTBALL

Neoga finishes fourth at Robinson

Neoga played four games Saturday at Robinson, finishing fourth in the tournament with a 1-2-1 record.

The Indians opened the tournament with a 7-1 win over South Central. Baylee Neece got the win on the mound, besting South Central’s Abby King.

In game two, the Indians were downed by the hosting Maroons 6-1 in six innings, as the game was halted due to a time limit. Allison Posten was dealt the loss.

Neoga played to a five-inning time-limit tie against Hutsonville/Palestine, tying 4-4 in five innings.

The 1-1-1 record boosted them to the third-place game, where they lost 12-3 to Red Hill. Posten was dealt the loss gain.

The Indians are now 5-8-1 overall and 2-4 in the NTC after the win over South Central. They open the NTC tournament today with a play-in game against BCCH.

Neoga 103 201 0 7 12 2

SC 010 001 0 2 3 2

WP - Neece LP - King

Neoga: Neece (3-4, 2B, RBI); Jean (2-3, RBI, SB); Albin (3-4, RBI, SB); Blazich (1-3); Potter (1-4); Posten (1-3); Taylor (1-3)

South Central: Cain (2-3, 2B); Whitt (1-3, 3B, SB); Grzegorek (RBI)

Neoga 001 000 1 5 2

Robinson 401 10X 6 10 2

WP - Randolph LP - Posten

Neoga: Neece (1-2); Jean (1-2); Blazich (1-3); Beals (1-1)

Hut/Pal 200 02 4 6 1

Neoga 121 00 4 5 2

Neoga: Jean (1-2, RBI, SB); Albin (3-3, 2B, RBI, SB); S. Roderick (1-2); Taylor (1-1, 2B, RBI)

Red Hill 104 320 2 12 12 4

Neoga 110 001 0 3 3 5

WP - Moan LP - Posten

Neoga: Blazich (1-2, RBI); Posten (1-3); Beals (1-3)



Cougars swept at Robinson

South Central couldn’t rebound from its loss against Neoga, and also lost its last two games at the Robinson tournament for an 0-3 mark.

The Cougars lead Hutsonville/Palestine heading into the sixth inning, but gave up two runs in what would be the final inning and lost 9-8.

Robinson jumped all over South Central in game three, winning 14-2.

Abby King went 0-3 on the day, pitching 15 total innings across three games.

South Central (3-10, 2-4) plays St. Anthony Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the NTC tournament.

Hut/Pal 005 202 9 12 2

SC 033 110 8 16 2

LP - King

South Central: Crain (3-4, 3 RBI); Campbell (2-4, 2 RBI); Whitt (2-4, 2B); Cain (2-4); Gunnels (2-4); King (2-4); Hall (1B)

Robinson 446 0X 14 9 0

SC 002 0X 2 5 8

LP - King

South Central: King (1-2, 2 RBI); Crain (1-3); Whitt (1-2); Hall (1-2); Grzegorek (1-2)