South Central Downs Vandalia, Baseball Roundup


Published on April 12 2018 7:22 am
Last Updated on April 12 2018 9:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

VANDALIA -- South Central High School banged out 15 hits and claimed a 9-5 victory over Vandalia in baseball action Wednesday.

The Cougars trailed Vandalia 4-0 after four innings but started to come alive with a three-run fifth then had a four-run sixth and tacked on two more in the seventh.

Trent Geiler had a single and two doubles while Ryan Matheny had two singles, a triple and an RBI. Ryan McCown had a single, double and two RBI and Aaron Patten a single, double and an RBI. Cauy Blomberg contributed two singles and two RBI.

Logan Lotz picked up the pitching win going six innings, allowing seven hits, five runs, two walks and struck out two.

At Vandalia

South Central              000    034    2    --    9-15-1

Vandalia                       030    101    0    --    5-  8-2

WP -- Lotz. LP -- Guffey.

South Central -- Geiler, single, 2 doubles; Matheny, 2 singles, triple, 1 RBI; Brandt, single, 1 RBI; McCown, single, double, 2 RBI; Blomberg, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Patten, single, double, 1 RBI; Roberts, single, 1 RBI; Blobmerg, single

Vandalia -- Ritchey, single, 1 RBI; Casey, 2 singles; McNary, 2 singles; Casey, single; Isaiah, 2 singles, 3 RBI


At Okaw Valley

Okaw Valley blanked Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 21-0 in three innings.

Okaw Valley took a 4-0 first inning lead then had a 17-run second inning. Okaw Valley had 14 hits in the contest.

CHBC had three hits led by Jeff Stoldt with a single and double.

At Okaw Valley

CHBC                      0    00    --      0-  3-4

Okaw Valley           4(17)x    --    21-14-1

WP -- Macklin. LP -- Stoldt.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- Stoldt, single, double

Okaw  Valley -- Hill, home run, 3 RBI; Dickens, 2 singles, 4 RBI; Hagerman, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Coleman, 2 singles, 3 RBI


At Broadlands

Broadlands Heritage edged Cumberland, 6-5 in action Wednesday.

Broadlands took a 1-0 first inning lead. Cumberland came back with three in the third. Broadlands tied in the fourth. The Pirates took a 5-3 lead in the top of the sixth but Broadlands tied in the bottom of the frame then won it in the seventh.

Both teams had nine hits and two errors. Cumberland was led by Michael Flier with three singles. Brennyn Cutts had a single and an RBI.

At Broadlands

Cumberland            003    002    0    --    5-9-2

Broadlands             100    202    1    --    6-9-2

WP -- Shanks. LP-- Mathenia.

Cumberland -- Flier, 3 singles; Cutts, single, 1 RBI; Mathenia, 1 RBI

Broadlands Heritage -- Shanks, single, double, 1 RBI; Patterson, single, 1 RBI; Baker, 2 singles, 4 RBI


At Neoga

Neoga bounced Oblong, 18-2 in five innings Wednesday.

Neoga took a 7-0 opening inning lead and the game was in the win column early.

Evan Fritcher hit a home run and finished with five RBI. Drew Ramert contributed two singles and two RBI.

Fritcher was the winning pitcher, going three innings, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out three.

At Neoga

Oblong             000    20    --     2-2-8

Neoga              723    6x    --    18-8-1

WP -- Fritcher. LP -- Otey.

Oblong -- Potts, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Fritcher, home run, 5 RBI; Ramert, 2 singles, 2 RBI; HIll, single, 2 RBI; Butler, single, 1 RBI


At St. Anthony

In a junior varsity contest, Teutopolis edged Effingham St. Anthony, 4-3.

Both teams had seven hits and both teams had three errors.

T-town was led by McMahon with two singles and two RBI and Hemmen with a double. Ungrund picked up the pitching win going 2.2 innings, allowing three hits, no walks and striking out two.

St. Anthony was led by Hoene with two singles and an RBI and Braunecker with a double.

At St. Anthony

Teutopolis               004    000    0    --    4-7-3

St. Anthony            000    210    0    --    3-7-3

WP -- Ungrund. LP -- Fearday.

Teutopolis -- Hemmen, double; Ungrund, single, 1 RBI; Hardiek, single, 1 RBI; McMahon, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Wermert, single; Deters, single

St. Anthony -- Hoene, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Fearday, single; Braunecker, double; Rios, single; Walsh, single; Swingler, single, 1 RBI



Flora 4, Casey-Westfield 2 (9 innings)

Charleston 14, Rantoul 8

Sullivan 6, Arcola 5

Nokomis 4, Taylorville 2

Mount Zion 13, Champaign Central 2