Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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April 29, 2013

Baseball/softball roundup

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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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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