Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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July 9, 2014

Comeback falls short for Post 924

St. Joseph-Ogden downs Teutopolis 5-3

TEUTOPOLIS — Teutopolis Post 924’s offense finally woke up in the ninth inning against St. Joseph-Ogden’s travel team and made a run, but it was too little, too late in a 5-3 loss Tuesday night.

Post 924 took on the Spartans’ traveling team Tuesday in Teutopolis, and for the first seven innings, the game was all about strikeouts.

St. Joe’s Cole Berry struck out 14 batters from Post 924, while Teutopolis’ duo of Andy Borries and Darren Probst combined for 12 strikeouts of their own, eight and four, respectively.

The pitching performances fit the bill with representatives from at least five colleges in attendance, including Teutopolis alumnus and current Kaskaskia head coach Mitch Koester, who saw future Blue Devils Borries and Probst pitch well.

St. Joe got on the board first in the third, when Andy Borries got a strikeout with two outs and a runner on second, but the ball got away from catcher Jordan Thoele, and his throw to first sailed over Austin Hartke’s head, allowing a run to score.

Borries was pulled after three innings, giving way to Probst, who allowed an unearned run of his own in the sixth. Berry hit a grounder up the middle that was misplayed by second baseman Brock Mette, his second error of the inning. The lead could have grown, but the inning ending when Jordan Bloemer caught a fly ball with two outs and threw the runner out at home with a perfect throw.

Teutopolis answered back in the sixth when Probst walked and scored on a wild pitch. Post 924 loaded the bases against Berry, who hadn’t yielded a hit until a one-out single by Jacob Roepke, but Thoele grounded into a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning and keep the score at 2-1 St. Joe.

St. Joe scored three times in the eighth off Tommy Flach, but Post 924 wasn’t done. In the ninth, Thoele doubled with one out, and John Kreke singled him in with two outs. Tyler Westendorf singled, then Kreke scored on a double by Bloemer. Matt Koester walked to load the bases, but Roepke struck out with the winning run on first to end the game.

Berry allowed two hits, two walks, and two hit by pitches while striking out 14 in seven innings, with Post 924 striking after he left the game. Borries went three and allowed one unearned run, Probst pitched four and allowed one unearned run, and just one of Flach’s three runs were earned. Thoele pitched the ninth.

Kreke was 2-for-2 off the bench with an RBI, Westendorf was 1-for-3 with a run, while Thoele and Bloemer each went 1-for-4 with a double.

Teutopolis plays Friday night at Mt. Vernon.

St. Joseph-Ogden     001     001     030     5 7 0

Teutopolis Post 924     000     001     002     3 6 4

WP - Berry (7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 14 K, 2 BB) LP - Borries (3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 0 BB)

St. Joseph-Ogden: Brown (0-2, RBI); Berry (0-3, RBI, R); Gadar (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI); Parker (2-4, SB); Cain (2-4, R); Whitlock (2-4); Johnson (0-1, R, 2 BB); Olkan (1-3, 2 R); Coon (0-2, SB)

Teutopolis: Roepke (1-5); D. Smith (0-3, BB); Hartke (0-1, 2 HBP); Thoele (1-4, 2B, R); Westendorf (1-3); Kreke (2-2, RBI, R); Bloemer (1-4, 2B, RBI); Probst (0-0, BB, R); Koester (0-1, BB)

 

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