ALIS Rockets Into State Championship Game


Published on October 8 2019 7:22 pm
Last Updated on October 9 2019 6:31 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Altamont Lutheran Interparish Rockets utilized an 11-run third inning to post a 14-1 five inning victory over Crab Orchard in the semifinals of the Class S Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association state baseball tournament. The big win Tuesday afternoon propelled the Rockets into the championship game, set for 3 p.m. Thursday in Coulterville against Holy Childhood, a 12-2 winner over TSJ/Im.Lu./St. Anne.

While the Rockets pounded 11 hits on their way to the win, Rocket pitchers Dillan Elam and Ethan Robbins combined on a one-hitter. Elam went 4.2 innings allowing one run on one hit, five walks and eight strikeouts. Robbins came in for one out.

The Rockets 11-run third came when Alec Jahraus, Nathan Stuemke, Elam, Keegan Schultz, Eli Miller and Kaidyn Miller each had an RBI. Jahraus doubled scoring a run and Stuemke tripled scoring three runs. Elam hit into a fielder's choice but one run scored. Schultz drew a walk scoring one run and Miller singled scoring two runs. Robbins drew a walk, scoring one run.

Crab Orchard got things started in the first inning when Odle was struck by a pitch, driving in a run. In the bottom of the first, ALIS tied things up when Elam lined out, scoring one run.

The Rockets didn't commit a single error in the field. Stuemke had the most chances in the field with nine.

Class S State Tournament

Crab Orchard                         10    0    00    --      1-  1-1

Altamont Lutheran                10(11)    2x    --    14-11-0

WP -- Elam. LP -- Odle.

Crab Orchard -- Odle, double, 1 RBI

Altamont Lutheran -- McManaway, single, triple, 1 RBI; Miller, single, 2 RBI; Stuemke, single, triple, 3 RBI; Elam, single, 1 RBI; Robbins, double, 1 RBI; Schultz, 1 RBI; Miller, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Davis, double; Jahraus, double, 1 RBI