Altamont downs Greenville 4-3
Ledbetter’s tag on Hoffmeier was late, but she recognized Richardson trying to take third and threw her out from her knees for the final out of the Indians’ 4-3 win on Thursday.
Teutopolis smashes Casey-Westfield 16-0
After a pair of tough wins to open the season against Salem last weekend, Teutopolis gave itself breathing room early and often in a 16-0 win over Casey-Westfield Thursday.
The Wooden Shoes took their time and capitalized at key points, drawing 12 walks and tallying 13 hits as they walked all over the Warriors.
Cyclones blow by Beals, Hearts
Effingham's season kicked off with a roller coaster of a first inning, and the Hearts never fully recovered in an 8-4 loss to Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin.
Green wins OVC Player of the Week
SIU-Edwardsville junior second baseman Chase Green was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week Monday, the first such honor for the Effingham grad.
LIC, NTC set for Saturday showdown
The area’s best basketball players will be on one court, representing the Little Illini and National Trail Conferences on Saturday.
Conference supremacy is at stake in the Central Illinois All-Star Basketball game in Toledo and the players continue to bring more competitiveness to the table, All-Star game director and Cumberland head coach Justin Roedl said.
Wolfgals, Bulldogs break the box score
The most unpredictable box score I’ve ever received in my career rolled into my inbox, reading St. Anthony 32, Flora 28.
Neoga, North Clay play to a draw — again
The umpire called the game as the sun disappeared behind the trees in left field, before the 10th inning of a North Clay and Neoga 6-6 tie on Monday.
It was the second time during this school year the two teams have tied on Neoga’s field — the first, this fall — and it left another unfinished feeling for the opposing coaches. But both agreed it was a valid decision.
Dieterich wins 2-1 with walkoff
A hard fall season taught the Dieterich Movin’ Maroons a career’s worth of lessons about one-run ballgames.
It was Dieterich’s white whale in 2013, losing a number of one-run games in heartbreaking fashion. Flash forward to Monday, when they led Shelbyville 1-0 in the seventh inning, one strike away from winning, before Garrett Brachbill hit a looping single over first base to tie the game at 1-1.
But the lessons had taken hold. Alex Bohnhoff got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth, walked with two outs and scored the game-winning run two batters later on a walkoff single by Tanner Traub to clinch a 2-1 win.
Casey-Westfield edges Cumberland 4-3
Inches separated Cumberland from a winning result in multiple late-inning sequences, but four runs in the last three innings lifted Casey-Westfield to a 4-3 win.
Teutopolis tops St. Elmo/Brownstown 20-10
Teutopolis' first unit gave the Shoes a 8-0 cushion to play with in the fourth inning, but the action was far from over.
The Shoes and St. Elmo/Brownstown would combine for 30 runs as Teutopolis took a 20-10 win on Thursday.
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