Post 120 pulls away from Dieterich
A pitcher’s duel between Effingham’s Will Clausius and Dieterich’s Charlie Thoele broke not at the plate, but on the mound.
Tied 0-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Effingham Post 120 got its first run via a bases-loaded, two out balk. The lead would hold up as Post 120’s offense sparked, and Effingham beat Dieterich Post 628 5-0 in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament opener.
Vandalia upsets second-seeded Altamont
Altamont Post 512 never got the bats going, falling to Vandalia Post 95 5-2 in their Junior Legion District 23 tournament opener Thursday night.
Altamont, coming off a trip to the state tournament last summer, was upset by Vandalia and Zach Schaal. Post 512 was the second seed in the tournament, but Schaal was up to the challenge for seventh-seeded Vandalia.
He pitched a complete game, knocking Altamont to the loser’s bracket — where they battled their way out of at last year’s district tournament to make the divisional round. Altamont scored two runs late on an error by shortstop Matt Radamachier, but those were the post’s only runs.
Vandalia powers past Teutopolis
Teutopolis Post 924 fell behind after two Vandalia Post 95 home runs, and even with one of their own, Teutopolis never came all the way back and fell 8-4 to Vandalia Wednesday night at the District 23 tournament.
South Central alum Patton traded to Texas
The AAA All-Star break truly separated the seasons into halves for South Central alumnus Spencer Patton, as he ended the first half as a member of the Omaha Storm Chasers and will begin the second half with the Round Rock Express.
Chesnut's homer downs Teutopolis
Caleb Chesnut’s seventh-inning home run put Olney Post 30 up for good, proving to be the winning margin in a slim 2-1 win over Teutopolis Post 924 Tuesday night.
Chesnut’s homer came with two outs in the seventh down the left-field line, one batter after Trystin Runyon had hit a long fly ball to center that had been tracked down by Tommy Flach.
Post 924 now plays tonight at 7 p.m., facing the winner of the Robinson Post 69 vs. Vandalia Post 95 game in the loser’s bracket. Teutopolis’ season will be on the line against a team that they already beat in this tournament, as they topped both teams Sunday.
Effingham Post 120 eliminated in 6-4 loss
Effingham Post 120 fell in an early hole and couldn’t recover, losing to Robinson Post 69 6-4 and ending their three-year reign as District 23 champions.
The loss knocked them out of the the double-elimination tournament, after losing 15-1 Sunday to Olney Post 30.
It was a frustrating loss for the defending champions, a defeat in which Alex Hoelscher was ejecting for arguing balls and strikes, a common theme of the game.
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Senior district action rained out Monday
Day three of the senior District 23 tournament in Robinson became day number two be washed out Monday afternoon.
After all of Saturday’s games were pushed to Sunday, the tournament had to take another day off after heavy rains in Robinson Monday morning and more expected Monday night.
Teutopolis takes down top-seed Vandalia
Teutopolis had to play two Sunday after a win over Robinson Post 69, taking on the district tournament’s top seed in Vandalia Post 95.
Vandalia didn’t have Andy Borries, however, as the Teutopolis southpaw struck out 15 batters over seven innings in a 6-4 win.
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.
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