Teutopolis Post 924 trounces Robinson Post 69
Devin Smith and Matt Koester combined to throw a complete-game shutout as Teutopolis Post 924 opened the district tournament with a 9-0 win over Robinson Post 69.
Effingham Post 120 falls to Olney Post 30 15-1
Effingham Post 120’s road to defending its district championsip became more difficult Sunday afternoon after an 15-1 loss to Olney Post 30 in eight innings.
Effingham Post 120 juniors take 4-3 comeback win
Even with a sixth-inning rally, it looked like Effingham Post 120's juniors were in trouble down 3-2 to Vandalia Post 95 in the seventh.
Zach Bateman led off the inning with a single, but a sacrifice bunt attempt by Eli Burhmann got Bateman thrown out at second.
Luckily for Effingham, a pair of errors by Vandalia third baseman Aaron Huber was the jolt they needed, as they scored two runs in the seventh and Lane Koenig struck out the side in the bottom half to clinch a 4-3 win in game one of their doubleheader.
Senior district tournament set in Robinson for Effingham, Teutopolis
Vandalia Post 95 was named the top seed at this weekend's district Senior Legion tournament in Robinson, leading a five-team field.
Effingham Post 120 earned the second seed, Olney Post 30 was tabbed the third seed, Teutopolis Post 924 was the fourth seed and Robinson Post 69 is the fifth and final seed.
Shelby County edges Charleston 3-2
Cary Cole is ready for the errors to vanish.
“I don’t think we have had one (error-free game) yet this season,” said the Shelby County coach.
He’ll just have to be happy with the win instead as Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 needed just three runs in the first inning to hold off Charleston Post 93 in a 3-2 win at Baker Field to improve the team to 8-16 on the season.
Dieterich Post 628 downs Vandalia 5-1
Dieterich Post 628 pitcher Paul Thoele threw a four-hit gem in a 5-1 win, but Vandalia Post 95 coach Steve Dangbar took fans’ attention away from the performance with a spectacle in the fifth inning.
Shelby County holds off Effingham 11-8
McConnell pitched with the comfort of an early 7-0 lead that became 11-2 by the fourth inning. He threw strikes and shut down Post 120’s offense, then Shelby County held on for an 11-8 win.
Comeback falls short for Post 924
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.
Illinois' Groce headed to Effingham
Illinois head basketball coach John Groce will be in Effingham on Thursday, Aug. 21 for “An Evening With John Groce”.
Czachorski: A's/Cubs trade an A for Chicago
There are basically two ways to look at Friday’s blockbuster trade between the Oakland A’s and the Chicago Cubs that sent Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija to Oakland for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and Dan Straily.
Number one, from the Cubs side, they just nabbed a top-10 prospect in baseball and continued putting together a group of prospects so impressive it makes one’s heart fill with glee.
The other is that, oh look, the hapless Cubs traded away two of their best four players from this season and now are continuing a cycle that hasn’t yielded them a World Series, insert something about “the curse”, etc.
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