Shelby County Season Ends With Loss, Fifth Division Tourney Finals Set


Published on July 26 2013 8:53 am
Last Updated on July 26 2013 10:45 am
Written by Millie Lange

Lincoln Post 263 handed Shelby County Posts 289-611-725 a 13-7 loss in an elimination game at the Fourth Division Senior Legion Tournament Thursday at Grimes Field in Mattoon.

Lincoln took a 6-0 lead in the second inning but Shelby County fought back with a three-run third. Gunnar Theis pounded out a grand slam home run in the seventh and Shelby County tied the score at 7-7. Tyler Hendrix drew a walk while Christian Vonderheide doubled and Jake Keown drew a walk to load the bases.

Lincoln came back in the eighth on a three-run homer by Robbie Meeker and put the contest in the win bracket.

Shelby County had nine hits in the game led by Theis with his grand slam and four RBI, Keown, Vonderheide, Hatfield and Hayden had a double each. Hayden had two RBI.

Shelby County ended the season with a 26-13 record.

Fourth Division Tournament

At Mattoon

Lincoln                                                         060    010    051    --    13-22-3

Shelby County Posts 289-611-725          003    000    400    --      7-  9-2

Shelby County Posts 289-611-725 -- Vonderheide, double; Keown, double; Theis, home run, 4 RBI; Hatfield, double; Baker, 2 singles; Hayden, double, 2 RBI; Yockey, single; Hendrix, single



At Fairview Heights

Edwardsville and host Fairview Heights will meet for the tournament championship.

Fairview Heights blanked Murphysboro in action Thursday, 2-0. Edwardsville then edged Belleville 5-4.

The two winners meet for the championship today at 1 p.m. with a second game scheduled, if needed, at 7 p.m.