Altamont Downs T-town, BSE Wins EIC Crown


Published on September 27 2013 7:12 am
Last Updated on September 28 2013 8:22 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bobby Wenthe continues to burn up the base paths as he makes the rounds behind his home runs. Wenthe connected on a two-run shot, his seventh of the season, to give the Wooden Shoes a 2-0 first inning lead. However, it wasn't enough as Altamont came roaring back with a run in the second then tallied four runs in the fifth to claim a 5-3 victory Thursday.

Flach singled to start the Shoes first inning. With one out, Wenthe connected on his shot, the third in three straight games.

Altamont tallied in the second as K. Wolff was hit by a pitch and eventually rounded the bases for the run.

It was quiet for both teams over the next two innings before Altamont went wild in the fifth. Borders singled to start the frame and Cornett came up with a single. Ziegler got the third straight single and Goeckner followed with a single that scored two runs. A sacrifice by Wolff tallied a run. Miller drew a walk and Armstrong followed with a single. Miller was hit by a pitch and that scored the fourth run.

T-town rallied in the top of the seventh as Ungrund led off with a single. A single by Probst scored Ungrund but two runners were left stranded.

Cornett finished with two singles while Goeckner had a single and drove in two runs. T-town was led by D. Probst with four singles and an RBI. The loss drops the Shoes to 16-3 on the season.

At Altamont

Teutopolis          200    000    1    --    3-7-0

Altamont            010    040    x    --    5-6-0

WP -- Wolff. LP -- Wenthe.

Teutopolis -- Flach, single; Wenthe, home run (first, one on), 2 RBI; Ungrund, single; Probst, 4 singles, 1 RBI

Altamont -- Borders, single; Cornett, 2 singles; Ziegler, single; Goeckner, single, 2 RBI; Wolff, 1 RBI; Armstrong, single; Miller, 1 RBI


At Vandalia

Brownstown/St. Elmo claimed the championship of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament by blanking Patoka 3-0.

Neither team could dent the plate until the sixth inning when BSE tallied two runs. The third run came in the top of the seventh.

BSE had six hits in the contest while Patoka finished with three errors. Dalton Parks led the way with two singles and an RBI. Jacob Behrends was outstanding on the mound as he pitched a two-hitter and set a new team record with 22 strikeouts.

Brownstown-St. Elmo is now 8-7 on the season.

Championship Game

Brownstown/St. Elmo           000    002    1    --    3-6-1

Patoka                                      000    000    0    --    0-2-3

WP -- Behrends. LP -- Clift.

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- Maxey, single; Parks, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Feezel, single, 1 RBI; Austin, single; Hall, single

Patoka -- Miller, single; Houston, single


At Neoga

South Central had a five-run third and went on to down Neoga 8-5 in National Trail Conference action Thursday.

The Cougars banged out 12 hits in the contest with the long ball. Noah Powless had a three-run homer in the third while Tyus Holmes had a solo shot, also in the third. Brett Harmeier finished out with a solo shot in the fifth.

Tyler Romack led Neoga with a double and a two-run homer in the seventh.

At Neoga

South Central          005    020    1    --    8-12-2

Neoga                       000    102    2    --    5- 7-1

WP -- Ross. LP -- Monroe.

South Central -- Bray, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Powless, home run (third, two on), 3 RBI; Holmes, single, home run (third, none on), 2 RBI; Harmeier, single, home run (fifth, none on), 1 RBI; Ratermann, 2 singles, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Romack, double, home run (seventh, one on), 2 RBI; Walk, double; Monroe, single; Rankin, single