“Kyle started it out, we had some nice at bats,” Fleener said. “I was very pleased with our efforts at the plate tonight.”
Teutopolis tacked on a pair in the third, starting with Waldhoff’s single to right field and a subsequent stolen base. Now on second, Waldhoff reached home plate following an RBI single to right field from Chase Wendling.
Bobby Wendthe sent Wendling home when he launched an absolute rocket straight into the night sky, falling harmlessly to the right field turf when a pair of St. Anthony defenders had trouble locating the ball. After three, Teutopolis led 3-0.
“They put on a hitting clinic,” Miller said. “They squared up a kid (Hecht) who’s not easy to square up.”
The final run of the day came in the fifth, when Waldhoff solidied his status as the game’s hero with a deep triple. One batter later, Wendling brought in his second run of the game with a sac fly to left.
“Our bats did what we have been focusing on,” Fleener said. “That’s to make contact and make some things happen.”
Waldhoff finished the day with eight strikeouts in seven innings of action, also walking just one St. Anthony batter. The Wooden Shoes improved to 15-2 following the win, and are back in action today for a doubleheader at Marshall.
Hecht picked up the loss for the Bulldogs, also pitching a complete game in which he struck out eight but allowed four runs on seven hits. St. Anthony fell to 14-5 following the defeat, and Miller’s squad will take on both St. Theresa and St. Joseph tomorrow afternoon at home.
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St. Anthony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Teutopolis 0 1 2 0 1 0 x 4 7 1
WP - Waldhoff LP - Hecht
St. Anthony: Hecht (2 1B); Bushur (2B).
Teutopolis: Waldhoff (1B, 3B); Wendling (1B, 2 RBI); Pruemer (2B); Goldstein (2 1B, RBI); Will (2 1B).