N. Clay Defeats EHS, Area Baseball Roundup


Published on May 24 2021 9:34 am
Last Updated on May 24 2021 12:17 pm
Written by Millie Lange

North Clay/Clay City captured the early lead and blanked Effingham, 5-0 in Friday high school baseball action.

The Cardinals got on board in the first inning when Brady Ingram singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. The lead went to 2-0 in the fifth and they tallied three more in the sixth.

Carsen Burkett threw the whole seven innings, allowing three hits, no walks while striking out five.

North Clay/Clay City was led in hitting by Collyn Ballard with a single and double, Brady Ingram with two singles and an RBI and Burkett with a single and an RBI.

Effingham's hits, all singles, were by Jack Blickem, Max Hardiek and Christian Raddatz.

EHS then traveled to Mount Zion for Apollo Conference play Saturday and split the doubleheader.

In the opener, the Braves took a 2-0 victory, scoring both runs in the sixth inning.

Jackson Lee took the loss on the mound for the Hearts despite recording 17 outs. Lee went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on four htis, one walk while striking out 12.

Quest Hull went two for three at the plate with two singles.

In the second game, the Hearts got their offense started in the first inning when Lee singled on an 0-1 count, scoring one run. EHS led 2-0 after three innings when Lee hit a solo shot and finished with a 6-1 win.

The Hearts tallied three more runs in the fourth. Hull and Blickem, drove in the runs in the frame. EHS finished out with one in the sixth. Mount Zion's lone run came in the bottom of the seventh.

Brayden Pals was credited with the victory, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out 10. Matthew Loy threw 1 1/2 innings in relief and recorded the last four outs to earn the save.

Lee finished with a single, home run and two RBI while Hull had a double, triple and an RBI. Preston Latch had a double and Blickem had a single and two RBI.

Friday's Game

At Louisville

Effingham           000    000    0    --    0-3-1

North Clay          100    013    x    --    5-8-1

WP -- Burkett. LP -- Reardon.

Effingham -- Blickem, single; Hardiek, single; Raddatz, single

North Clay/Clay City -- Ballard, single, double; Zimmerman, single; Ingram, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Clifton, 1 RBI; Burkett, single, 1 RBI; Weidner, single; Boose, single

Saturday's Games

At Mount Zion

Game One

Effingham            000    000    0    --    0-5-0

Mount Zion          000    002    x    --    2-5-0

WP -- Oliger. LP -- Lee.

Effingham -- Hull, 2 singles; Lee, single; Blickem, single; Reardon, single

Mount Zion -- Hamrick, triple; Roberts, single; Oliger, triple, 1 RBI; Bailey, single, double, 1 RBI

Game Two

Effingham            101    301    0    --    6-8-2

Mount Zion          000    000    1    --    1-4-2

WP -- Pals. LP -- Parker

Effingham -- Hull, double, triple, 1 RBI; Lee, single, home run, 2 RBi; Blickem, single, 2 RBI; Latch, double; Reardon, single; Raddatz, single

Mount Zion -- Oliger, single; Bailey, single; DiTommason, single, double


At Vandalia

Neoga blanked Vandlaia 3-0 in Friday action.

The Indians scored all three runs in the first inning. Adam Fearday allowed no runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four.

Neoga was led in hitting by Luke Romack with three singles and two RBI and Isaac Walk with a single and an RBI.

At Vandalia

Neoga              300    000    0    --    3-6-1

Vandalia          000    000    0    --    0-7-2

WP -- Fearday. LP -- Haggy.

Neoga -- Young, single; Walk, single, 1 RBI; Romack, 3 singles, 2 RBI; O'Dell, single

Vandalia -- Casey, 2 singles; Lotz, 2 singles; Well, single; Hipsher, single; Rosborough, single


At Brownstown

Brownstown/St. Elmo split victories during the weekend.

In Friday action, BSE tallied a 9-6 win over Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

BSE banged out 12 hits in the contest led by Nick Nelson with three singles and three RBI, Adam Atwood with two singles and two RBI and Jace McWhorter with two singles. Kevin Hall had a single and two RBI.

Brady Maxey picked up the win on the mound going six innings, allowing two runs on two hits, two walks and eight strikeouts.

In Saturday's action, BSE fell to Pana, 5-1. BSE took the lead in the first inning and held it until the fourth when Pana tied. The Panthers then had a four-run fifth.

BSE had four hits, all singles by Jace McWhorter, David Stine, Maxey and Hall. BSE is now 8-8 on the season and will head to Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg today.

At Brownstown

Friday's Game

CORL            002    000    4    --    6- 5-2

BSE              004    023    x    --    9-12-2

WP -- Maxey. LP -- Oelze.

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran -- Brammeer, single; Ramsour, single; Hanke, 2 singles; Swichard, triple

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- McWhorter, 2 singles; Stine, single; Myers, single, 1 RBI; Atwood, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Hall, single, 2 RBI; Chandler, single, 3 RBI; Nelson, 3 singles, 3 RBI; Pasley single

Saturday's Game

Pana            000     140    0    --    5-5-0

BSE             100    000    0    --    1-4-3

WP -- Beck. LP -- Myers.

Pana -- Beck, double; Hackler, single; Bieber, single, triple, 3 RBI; Swisher, single

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- McWhorter, single; Stine, single; Maxey, single; Hall, single


At Dieterich

Dieterich and Okaw Valley went scoreless through three innings before the Movin' Maroons broke loose with a run in the fourth.

Okaw Valley tiedi n the fifth and moved ahead 2-1 in the top of the sixth. But Dieterich went on a scoring binge with seven runs for an 8-5 victory Friday.

The Maroons had only two hits, singles by Garrett Niebrugge and Seth Bushur. Niebrugge drove in three runs.

Niebrugge was the winning pitcher going 1.1 innings allowing four runs on two htis, four walks while striking out two.

At Dieterich

Okaw Valley           000    011    3    --    5-5-0

Dieterich                000    107    x    --    8-2-4

WP -- Niebrugge. LP -- Ryherd.

Okaw Valley -- Hagerman, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Roley, home run, 2 RBI; Wililams, single, 2 RBI

Dieterich -- Niebrugge, single, 3 RBI; Bushur, 1 RBI; Holste, single, 1 RBI; Iffert, 1 RBI; Britton, 1 RBI


 At Altamont

South Central came calling and handed Altamont a doubleheader loss Saturday.

The Cougars edged Altamont 6-5 in the opener despite being outhit 7-5. The Indians took a 2-0 lead after two innings but South Central tied in the top of the third. The score was 4-3 after four innings and South Central tied again in the top of the fifth and scored two more in the sixth. Altamont came back with a run but fell short.

Aiden Dodson hit a two-run homer while Brandt Hiestand hit a solo shot for the Cougars. Sebastian added a double and an RBI and Chase Dodson a double.

Hiestand was the winning pitcher allowing one run on two hits, seven walks and nine strikeouts.

Altamont was led by Logan Cornett and Mason Robinson with two singles and two RBI each and Jared Hammer with a double and an RBI.

In the second contest, South Central stepped out to a 2-1 opening inning lead and finished with a 3-1 victory.

Once again Altamont outhit South Central this time by a 5-4 count.

The Cougars were led by Chase Thompson with two singles and Beau Jolliff with a single and two RBI.

Altamont was led by Hammer with two singles.

At Altamont

Game One

South Central           002    112    0    --    6-5-2

Altamont                  110     201    0    --    5-7-1

WP -- Hiestand. LP -- Robbins.

South Central -- C. Dodson, double; A. Dodson, home run, 2 RBI; Cowger, double, 1 RBI; Jolliff, single; Hiestand, home run, 1 RBI

Altamont -- Cornett, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Robinson, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Hammer, double, 1 RBI; Eirhart, single; Philips, single

Game Two

South Central          201    000    0    --    3-4-2

Altamont                  100    000    0    --    1-5-0

WP -- Johannes. LP -- Elam.

South Central -- Thompson, 2 singles; Jolliff, single, 2 RBI; Rubin, 1 RBI; Cripe, single

Altamont -- Stuemke, single; Robinson, single; Robbins, single; Hammer, 2 singles


At Teutopolis

Teutopolis High School improved to 15-6 overall with an 8-1 victory over Taylorville in Apollo Conference action. The Shoes are now 2-2 in the conference.

The Wooden Shoes took a 2-0 first inning lead and never looked back. Taylorville didn't score until the sixth.

Kayden Althoff had a single, double and drove in two runs for the Shoes.

Andy Niebrugge was the winning pitcher improving to 2-1 on the season. He went three innings allowing one hit, no walks and striking out three.

Taylorville dropped to 0-4 in the conference, 6-8 overall.

T-town is back in action hosting Mahomet-Seymour today.

At Teutopolis

Taylorville            000    001    0    --    1-4-2

Teutopolis            214    001    x    --    8-7-1

WP -- Niebrugge. LP -- Craggs.

Taylorville -- Heimsness, single; Ellinger, single; Jump, single; Dempsey, single

Teutopolis -- K. Althoff, single, double 2 RBI; Niebrugge, single; Wermert, 1 RBI; Gaddis, single, 1 RBI; Konkel, single; Pruemer, single, 1 RBI; M. Althoff, single, 1 RBI


At Newton

Newton tallied a 6-3 win over Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Friday.

The Eagles' Mason Mulvey allowed three runs on seven hits while walking only one for the win on the mound.

Newton had nine hits in the contest while WSS had eight hits.

The Hatchets were led by Austin Wittenberg with a triple, Carter Chaney with two singles and an RBI and Samuel Vonderheide with two singles.