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.
Patience leads Windsor/Stew-Stras past Shelbyville 9-2
Windsor/Stew-Stras tallied just three hits through the first four innings of its season opener against Shelbyville.
By that point, Christian Vonderheide had pitched four shutout innings and the Blue Devils were cruising to a 9-2 win, as the Blue Devils rode a high number of walks and aggressive baserunning to their advantage.
Bombers blast Ramsey 15-5
Before the season, Brownstown/St. Elmo coach Ryan Beccue said his co-op team's depth would be key for the Bombers moving into the spring season.
If the Bombers play like they did Friday, Beccue won't have anything to worry about. Seven different players scored twice on the day as Brownstown/St. Elmo beat Ramsey 15-5 in six innings.
McNamee: Brackets, Madness unlike anything else
“The Office,” formerly the Thursday night anchor of the NBC slate, is many things. It's like “The Great Gatsby” and “Jane Eyre” — a great book you re-read every year or so.
It's a television show that I have no qualms about annually re-watching on Netflix. It's a mockumentary about the Dunder Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Penn., filled with reusable jokes, memorable characters and, sometimes, a teaspoon of irony.
Cramsey puts name in Louisville's record book
After setting a University of Louisville record in the 800-meter run, one could have expected tears from Effingham alumna Kelsey Cramsey.
But instead, it was her coach Taryn Sheehan who cried after the performance.
Cramsey, a sophomore at Louisville, set the school record for the indoor 800 with a time of 2:05.60 on March 1 at the American Athletic Conference indoor meet. When she crossed the finish line, she saw Sheehan.
Bulldogs bested in opener
St. Anthony fell in a hole early, falling behind 2-0 in the first inning after Champaign Centennial's Jeff Lindgren homered in the game's second at-bat.
While the Bulldogs kept digging, they came up short in their season opener, falling 7-5 to the Chargers Tuesday at Paul Smith Field.
It was a hard-fought effort, as St. Anthony trailed 2-1 after four despite not putting a ball in play to that point, and the Bulldogs would cut a 5-1 lead to 5-4 and a 7-4 lead to 7-5 by the game's end.
Comets' comeback falls short
The strong wind never changed, but the Stew-Stras/Windsor bats did with three outs left in the Comets' first game of the season, a 7-6 loss on Tuesday.
The Comets managed one hit in the first six innings against Central A&M pitcher Addie Collins, who struck out seven, and trailed 7-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning.
Ziegler, Hardiek named IBCA All-State
The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 1A and 2A All-State polls were released at the state tournament this weekend and Altamont’s Garrett Ziegler leads the area selections.
Ziegler, an Associated Press Class 1A All-State honorable mention, was voted to the All-State third team, while Teutopolis’ Reed Hardiek earned a spot on the fourth team as the only other area player to receive a spot on the top four All-State teams.
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