Teutopolis Wooden Shoes Win Class 2A Sectional Championship
Published on May 25 2013 12:10 pm
Last Updated on May 25 2013 2:58 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes baseball team won the Class 2A Sectional Championship Saturday with an 8-1 win over Shelbyville. The Shoes, now 28-3, head to Super Sectional action in Sauget at GCS Field Monday at 5pm. They'll take on Carlyle, 7-4 winners over DuQuoin to capture the Nashville 2A Sectional.
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Teutopolis took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Chase Wendling got a one-out single and stole second and with two outs was doubled home by cleanup hitter Kyle Pruemer.
The Shoes made it 2-0 in the third inning. Jared Waldhoff doubled to lead off the inning and then a wild pitch sent him to third. A fly ball by Wendling brought home Waldhoff.
Shelbyville scored to make it 2-1 in the top of the fourth when Eli Miller was hit by a pitch to open the inning and stole second. Nate Standefer singled Miller home.
T-Town bounced back, though, with two runs in the bottom of the frame, doing their damage after two were out. Cody Will drew a walk and Waldhoff singled. Wendling then doubled both runners home to make it a 4-1 game.
The Shoes put the game away with a four-run sixth inning. Reed Hardiek tripled to lead off the inning and Will doubled him home. Wendling then singled home Will and Bobby Wenthe doubled in Wendling. After a walk and a line out, pinch-hitter Michael Gillespie doubled home Wenthe for the final run.
Teutopolis' string of excellent starting pitching performances continued as Kyle Pruemer tossed a three-hitter, walking just one batter while recording 12 strikeouts. Andrew Hawkins took the loss for Shelbyville, which ends the season with a 24-4 mark. Two of those losses were at the hands of the Wooden Shoes.
At the plate for Teutopolis: Jared Waldhoff--double and single and two runs scored...Chase Wendling--double, two singles, two runs scored, four runs batted in...Bobby Wenthe--two doubles, run scored, run batted in...Kyle Pruemer--double and walk, run batted in...Alex Goldstein--two walks...Michael Gillespie--double, run batted in...Reed Hardiek--triple, run scored...Cody Will--double and walk, two runs scored, run batted in.