Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


April 29, 2013

Baseball/softball roundup


EFFINGHAM — 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)

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WP - Mammenga LP - Meyer

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


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

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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)

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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)

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    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

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