EHS Wins Apollo Conference DH, St. A Splits Wins, Weekend Baseball Roundup


Published on April 15 2024 9:27 am
Last Updated on April 15 2024 12:36 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School played host to Mattoon in an Apollo Conference baseball doubleheader and picked up both victories Saturday.

The Hearts snatched the lead late in their 3-2 win in the opener. The game was tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth when an error scored one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides of the diamond. Colton Webb went the distance for EHS, allowing two runs on five hits, two walks and striking out two. Three pitchers took the mound for the Green Wave allowing three runs on three hits, five walks and striking out nine.

EHS moved into a 2-0 lead in the fourth on two home runs by Spencer Fox and Camden Raddatz.

Mattoon tied in the top of the fifth but the Hearts came right back with what would prove to be the winning run in the bottom of the frame.

The Hearts three hits included the two home runs and also a single by Raddatz.

In the second game, the Hearts got on board in the bottom of the third inning as Raddatz doubled and Braxton Lewis was hit by a pitch, scoring one run.

Raddatz finished with a single, double and two RBI while Nichols also had a single and double with one RBI. Jude Traub led the way with two singles and a double. Braxton Lewis added an RBI.

Nichols picked up the win in the mound with a one-hitter. He went the distance allowing two walks while striking out eight.

Mattoon claimed both junior varsity wins. In the opener, the Green Wave blanked Effingham, 13-0 in five innings.

The Hearts had only two hits, singles by Wyatt Hayes and Jacob Warner.

In the second game, Mattoon claimed an 8-2 victory. The two teams were tied at 1-1 until the fourth when the Green Wave moved ahead and never looked back.

EHS had three hits led by Will Hecht with two singles and Hayes with a single. Wade Bushur and Keegan Koester had an RBI each.

At Effingham

Game One

Mattoon                  000    020    0    --    2-5-2

Effingham               000    210    x    --    3-3-1

WP -- Webb. LP -- Stewart.

Mattoon -- Trier, single, 2 RBI; Hawkins, 2 singles; Stewart, single; Walk, single

Effingham -- Fox, home run, 1 RBI; Raddatz, single, home run, 1 RBI

Game Two

Mattoon                   000    100    0    --    1-1-1

Effingham               002    200    x    --    4-7-1

WP -- Nichols. LP -- Johnson.

Mattoon -- Trier, single; Muchow, 1 RBI

Effingham -- Nichols, single, double, 1 RBI; Raddatz, single, double, 2 RBI; Lewis, 1 RBI; Traub, 2 singles, double

Junior Varsity Games

Game One

Mattoon                     063    40    --    13-10-1

Effingham                 000    00    --      0- 2-9

WP -- Piper. LP -- Bushur.

Mattoon -- Prince, single; Neff, single, double, 5 RBI; Piper, 2 singles, 4 RBI; Tinsman, single; Gregery single; Alexander, single; Washington, 2 singles, 1 RBI

Effingham -- Hayes, single; Warner, single

Game Two

Mattoon                  100    115    0    --    8-2-1

Effingham              100    001    0    --    2-3-4

WP -- Washington. LP -- Hayes.

Mattoon -- Prince, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Coffman, 2 RBI

Effingham -- Hecht, 2 singles; Bushur, 1 RBI; Hayes, single; Koester, 1 RBI


At Beech Grove

Effingham St. Anthony and the University Trailblazers split a doubleheader Saturday.

The Bulldogs won the opener 16-5 behind a 15-hit attack.

St. Anthony stepped out to a 5-0 first inning lead and had a five-run third.

Beau Adams had a single and two doubles for the Bulldogs while Brady Hatton had two singles, a double and three RBI and Samuel Link two singles, a double and two RBI. Max Koenig added a single, and two RBI, Brock Fearday added a single and two RBI and Connor Roepke two singles and an RBI. Henry Brent chipped in with two RBI.

In the second contest, University ended this game in the fifth via the 10-run rule, 13-3.

University edged ahead 2-1 in the second then added on five in the third and three in the fourth and fifth innings.

The Bulldogs had six hits led by Vincent Vogel with a double and an RBI, Link with two singles and Adams with a single and an RBI.

At Beech Grove

Game One

St. Anthony                   505    123    --    16-15-2

University                     000    050    --      5-  9-3

WP -- Tegeler. LP -- Stocker.

St. Anthony -- Adams, single, 2 doubles; Lauritzen, single; B. Fearday, single, 2 RBI; Roepke, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Hatton, 2 singles, double, 3 RBI; Link, 2 singles, double, 2 RBI; W. Fearday, 1 RBI; Tegler, 1 RBI; Koenig, single, double, 2  RBI; Brent, 2 RBI

University -- Caldwell, single; Castetter, single; Suh, single, 1 RBI; Schellhase, single, 1 RBI; Cammack, single; Burnett, 2 singles, triple, 3 RBI; Owens, single

Game Two

St. Anthony                  010    02    --      3-6-4

Univrsity                      025    33    --    13-9-4

WP -- Castetter. LP -- Hatton.

St. Anthony -- Link, 2 singles; Hatton, single; Adams, single, 1 RBI; Ruholl, single; Vogel, double, 1 RBI

University -- Owens, single, 1 RBI; Castetter, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Hamby, single; Suh, 1 RBI; Burnett, 2 triples, 4 RBI; Cammack, triple, 2 RBI; Caldwell, single, 1 RBI; Cutsinger, single, 1 RBI


At Cowden

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City captured both victories in its own round robin Saturday.

The Bobcats edged Brownstown/St. Elmo, 3-2. CHBC broke a 1-1 opening inning tie with a two-run third.

Clayton Wojcik, Conner Nowitzke, Layne Jones and Gage Lorton had a single each for the winners while AJ Radloff had an RBI.

Josiah Maxey, Cade Schaub and Hunter Poe had a single each for BSE.

In the second game, Red Hill (Bridgeport) defeated Brownstown/St. Elmo, 11-1. Red Hill led 4-0 after the first, then tallied a run in the second and three in the third. BSE scored its lone run in the fifth. Red Hill finished out with three in the seventh.

Adam Atwood had a single, double and an RBI to lead BSE.

In the final game, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City won over Red Hill, 7-2. CHBC stepped out to a 2-0 first inning lead and had single runs in the second, fourth and fifth and two more in the third.

The Bobcats had nine hits led by Nowitzke with a home run and two RBI, Jones with a triple and an RBI, Lorton with two singles and an RBI and Kyle Lamb with a double.

Kale Hardimon was the winner going all seven innings, allowing six hits, no walks and striking out seven.

CHBC Round Robin

Game One

BSE                 100    000    1    --    2-3-1

CHBC              102    000    x    --    3-4-2

WP -- Lamb. LP -- Atwood.

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- J. Maxey, single; Schaub, single; Poe, single

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- Wojcik, single; Nowitzke, single; Jones, single, 1 RBI; Radloff, 1 RBI; Lorton, single

Game Two

Red Hill                 000    200    0    --    2-6-0

CHBC                   212    110    x    --    7-8-0

WP -- Hardimion. LP -- Davis.

Red Hill -- Aten, single; Arbuckle, single; Moorehead, single; Buchanan, single, 2 RBI; Stitt, single; Davis, single

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- Wojcik, single; Nowitzke, home run, 2 RBI; Jones, triple, 1 RBI; Evans, single, 1 RBI; Lorton, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Lamb, double; Mueller, single, 1 RBI

Game Three

Red HIll                 413    000    3    --    11-7-3

BSE                      000    010    0    --      1-5-3

WP -- Moorehead. LP -- Schaub.

Red HIll -- Seorey, single; Davie, 2 singles; Arbuckle, single;  Aten, single, 1 RBI; Stitt, 2 singles

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- J. Maxey, single; Atwood, single, double, 2 RBI; Speagle, single; Sanders, single


At Tolono

Teutopolis was a winner in two games at Tolono Unity.

The Wooden Shoes defeated Quincy Notre Dame, 4-1. The Shoes held a 1-0 lead in the third and moved that to 3-0 in the fourth and 4-0 in the fifth. Notre Dame tallied a single run in the seventh.

T-town had five hits led by Mick Niebrugge with two doubles and an RBI. Brett Kreke had a single and an RBI and Mitch Koester an RBI.

In the second game, Teutopolis easily handled Tolono Unity, 15-1 in five innings.

The Shoes had 15 hits in the game and was aided by four Tolono Unity errors and eight walks.

Evan Waldhoff hit a single, home run and finished with three RBI for the Shoes. Devin Kreke added two singles, a double and two RBI. M. Niebrugge had three singles and three RBI. Austin Borries added two singles and two RBI and B. Kreke a double. Jason Kreke finished with a single and two RBI.

At Tolono

Game One

Quincy N.D.                000   000    1    --    1-7-1

Teutopolis                  001    210    x    --    4-5-0

WP -- Addis. LP -- Howe.

Quincy Notre Dame -- Sutfon, single; Triplett, 2 singles; Weiwel, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Lunt, single; Linenfelser, single

Teutopolis -- Gaddis single; Niebrugge, 2 doubles, 1 RBI; Koester, 1 RBI; Waldhoff, single; Kreke, single, 1 RBI

Game Two

Teutopolis                   210    66    --    15-15-0

Tolono Unity              100    00    --        1- 4-4

WP -- Worman. LP -- Howe.

Teutopolis -- Gaddis, single, 1 RBI; Kreke, single, 2 RBI; Worman, single, 1 RBI; Niebrugge, 3 singles, 3 RBI; Borries, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Wadlhoff, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Niebrugge, single; D. Kreke, 3 singles, 2 RBI; B. Kreke, single

Tolono Unity -- Remole, single; Henry, single; Suding, double, 1 RBI; Hoggard, single


At Neoga

Neoga tallied an 11-6 victory over Sullivan in a Saturday contest.

Sullivan edged out to a 2-0 first inning lead and led 3-0 until the third inning. Neoga tallied two in the third and then had three-run innings in the fourth, fifth and six for the win.

The Indians had eight hits led by Keaton Lacy with a single, double and an RBI, Colin  Blazich with two singles and an RBI and Trey Sheehan and Josiah Gentry with a single and two RBI each. Matt Probst added a single and an RBI.

At Neoga

Sullivan                 210    101    1    --     6-6-9

Neoga                   002    333    x    --    11-8-1

WP -- Gentry. LP -- Crowe.

Sullivan -- Stewart, home run, 2 RBI; Mills, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Ogle, single; Robinson, single; Wright, single 1 RBI

Neoga -- Propst, single, 1 RBI; Sheehan, single, 2 RBI; Blazich, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Gentry, single, 2 RBI; Ballinger, single; Lacy, single, double, 1 RBI


At Beardstown

Altamont competed in the Beardstown Tournament Saturday.

The Indians fell to Cuba, 6-3. Cuba took a 3-0 first inning lead. Altamont came back with a run in the second and tied the game in the third. But Cuba retaliated with three runs in the fifth.

Altamont had nine hits led by Keegan Schultz with a double, home run and two RBI and Kaden Davis with two singles.

Altamont then blanked Beardstown, 8-0 behind the two-hit pitching of Dillon Elam.

Elam gave up only one walk and struck out nine.

Meanwhile, the Indians had eight hits led by Ethan Robbins with a double, home run and two RBI, Davis with a single, double and an RBI, Nathan Stuemke with a double and two RBI, Elam with a single and two RBI and Riley Berg with a single and an RBI.

At Beardstown

Game One

Altamont                  012    000    0    --    3- 9-2

Cuba                       300    030    x    --    6-11-2

WP -- Eeten. LP -- Mileville.

Altamont -- Davis, 2 singles; Elam, single; Schultz, double, home run, 2 RBI; Robbins, single; E. Miller, single; Arnold, single; K. Miller, single

Cuba -- Weaver, double, home run,2 RBI; Arnett, 2 singles; Bowles, double; Eeten, single; Thum, single, double 2 RBI;Cleer, single; Reed, single, double, 1 RBI

Game Two

Beardstown                 000    000    --    0-2-2

Altamont                      000    134    --    8-8-2

WP -- Elam. LP -- Riddel.

Beardstown -- Heller, single; Hamlin, single

Altamont -- Davis, single, double, 1 RBI; Stuemke, double, 2 RBI; Elam, single, 2 RBI; Berg, single, 1 RBI; Robbins, double, home run, 2 RBI; K. Miller, single


At Farina

South Central hosted North Clay (Louisville), Flora and Woodlawn in a Wooden Bat Tournament Saturday.

North Clay won over South Central, 7-5. The Cardinals and Cougars were tied at 2-2 after two innings. North Clay moved into a 3-2 lead then tacked on two more in the fourth and seventh innings for the victory.

The Cardinals had 11 hits led by Cayden Craig with a home run and two RBI, Trent Ingram with two singles and an RBI, Ayden Jones and Jack Compton with two singles each, Jesse Weidner with a double and Cody Zimdars and Gavin Hosselton with a single and an RBI each.

South Central was led by Brody Markley with a solo home run, Coen West with a single, double and two RBI and Trevan Sidwell with three singles.

South Central edged Woodlawn, 5-4. The score was tied at 2-2 after four innings. South Central moved ahead 4-2 in the sixth but Woodlawn tied in the top of the seventh. South Central then won in the bottom of the seventh.

Callaway Smith had a single, double and one RBI while Colton Smith had two singles and an RBI. Maddox Robb had three singles and an RBI and Brody Markley a single and double.

Flora edged South Central, 5-4. The Wolves held a 2-1 lead after four innings then pushed that to 4-2 in the fifth. Flora tallied its fifth run in the top of the seventh. The Cougars came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh only to fall short.

West had two of South Central's three hits with two singles. Robb added a single and two RBI. Ca. Smith and Sidwell had an RBI each.

Flora downed Nortrh Clay 7-3. No other statistics provided.

At Wooden Bat Tournament

Game One

North Clay                      201    200    2    --    7-11-3

South Central                020    101    1    --    5- 9-2

WP -- Compton. LP -- Sidwell.

North Clay -- Zimdars, single, 1 RBI; Craig, home run, 2 RBI; Walden, single, 2 RBI; Ingram, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Jones, 2 singles; Weidner, double; Hosselton, single, 1 RBI; Compton, 2 singles

South Central -- Ca. Smith, single, 1 RBI; Sidwell, 3 singles; Co. Smith, single; West, single, double, 2 RBI; Robb, single; Markley, home run, 1 RBI; Magnus, 1 RBI

Game Two

Woodlawn                    000    200    2    --    4-10-0

South Central              010    102    1    --    5- 9-3

WP -- Montes. LP -- Kirkpatrick.

Woodlawn -- Bundy, single; Morgan, single, double; Perigo, single, double, Cheatham, 3 singles, 1 RBI; McKinley, 2 singles; Kirkpatrick, 1 RBI

South Central -- Ca. Smith, single, double, 1 RBI; Co. Smith, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Robb, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Markley, single, double; Hoover, 1 RBI

Game Three

Flora                             000    220    1    --    5-4-3

South Central              001    010    2    --    4-3-3

WP -- Sharp. LP -- Markley.

Flora -- Massie, single; Parker, double, 1 RBI; Dugan, single, 1 RBI; Moore, single; Prather, 1 RBI

South Central -- Ca. Smith, 1 RBI; Sidwell, 1 RBI; West, 2 singles; Robb, single, 2 RBI