Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


April 29, 2013

Baseball/softball roundup


EFFINGHAM — 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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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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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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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)

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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)

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  • JakeLinders.jpg Flaming Hearts win St. Anthony Invitational

    The Flaming Hearts of Effingham were the overall winners and also had the medalist. Effingham shot a team score of 312 to beat the host Bulldogs by nine shots. Hearts senior Jackson Wendling finished with a 72 to take medalist honors.

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Willenborg.jpg Teutopolis takes opener against St. Thomas More

    Teutopolis took the course with a new coach and four players, but as coach Becky Probst said, it takes four to score.
    And those four Lady Shoes took their first match of the year, topping Champaign St. Thomas More 216-227 in both teams' openers at Cardinal Golf Course in Effingham.

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • callawaysmith.jpg Time to tee off, golf season starts fall sports campaign today

    The fall sports campaign kicks off in earnest Monday afternoon, with the first area varsity contests being held in Windsor and Effingham this afternoon.
    The St. Anthony Invitational boys golf tournament will be held at Fox Prairie Golf Course at 1 p.m. in Windsor, while the Teutopolis Lady Shoes host St. Thomas More at Cardinal Golf Course at 4 p.m.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • AndrewBingham.jpg Flaming Hearts' flexibility a plus; Effingham prepping for upcoming soccer season

    Three days into the practice season, Effingham soccer coach Aaron Witges sees a lot of flexibility.
    It was something his squad had last year, with 10 seniors but young players forcing their way into the lineup as well.
    Coming off a 10-8-3 season, some of those young players will find themselves in new positions for the Flaming Hearts this season.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-16 eff volleyball.jpg Flaming Hearts set with new coach

    The Effingham Flaming Hearts volleyball team will have a new but familiar face leading them on the sideline this season.
    As a former player for the Hearts, coach Mindy McCollum-Boswell will look to lead her team to their first regional title since 2008.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ryan.jpg Czachorski: Bears backups worrisome

    This might sound shockingly similar to a number of columns I've written in the past, but it bears repeating (excusing a terrible pun).
    The quarterback situation is worrisome.

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • FelixScharnbacher.jpg Newton soccer kicks off, inaugural season starts Sept. 2

    For the first time in the history of Newton High School, a soccer team will be a part of the fall sports season.

    August 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • ATV2.jpg Pocrnich wins national ATV title

    As people get older, their chance at a national championship diminishes, but Effingham’s Kevin Pocrnich was able to win one at 49 years old.
    Pocrnich won the Class 16 Senior 40+ Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Championship and according to the league website, finished fourth in the Class 14 30+ Veteran division. He went out with a bang, winning the final race of the season in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee Saturday.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Teutopolis alum Thompson part of no-hitter

    A pair of Effingham natives are making some noise up in the Northwest League.
    Teutopolis alumnus Derek Thompson and Effingham alumnus Nick Gardewine, both members of the Spokane Indians in the Texas Rangers organization, earned some recognition over the past week.

    August 14, 2014

  • KnopVolleyball.jpg Comets coming off stellar season

    The Stew-Stras Comets finished in second-place at the state championship last season, a high-water mark for the program in recent years.
    Coach Ronda Schlechte lost five players who played quality minutes from last year’s team, but she said she has a lot of freshmen that have the ability to help the team.

    August 14, 2014 1 Photo

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