Altamont Edges Cumberland, Area Softball Roundup


Published on April 2 2014 7:40 am
Last Updated on April 2 2014 7:40 am
Written by Millie Lange

ALTAMONT -- Altamont High School picked up another big softball victory as the Indians edged Cumberland 3-2 in action Tuesday evening.

The Pirates, ranked No. 1 in the Illinois Coaches Association pre-season rankings, took a 1-0 first inning lead. But that didn't last long as Altamont tallied two runs in the third. Cumberland knotted the score at 2-2 in the fifth. Altamont then scored the game-winning run in the seventh.

Altamont, ranked sixth in the pre-season poll, was led by Josie Phillips and Brooke Burns with a single and an RBI each. Deidre Ledbetter pitched the three-hitter wiith nine strikeouts.

At Altamont

Cumberland          100    010    0    --    2-3-3

Altamont                002    000    1    --    3-6-0

WP -- Ledbetter. LP -- Booker.

Cumberland -- McMechan, single; Plummer, 1 RBI; Carlen, single; Thornton, triple

Altamont -- Teasley, single; Tharp, single; Phillips, single, 1 RBI; Burns, single, 1 RBI; Smith, single; Winters, single


At Windsor

Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor bounced Dieterich 16-1 in five innings via the 10-run rule Tuesday evening.

The Comets took a 5-0 first inning lead then had a nine-run second. Schlechte pitched a three-hitter with one strikeout.

Knop had a single and a triple for the winners while Quast had a single, double, triple and three RBI. Schultz contributed a single, double, triple and three RBI and Tabor a single, double and two RBI. The Comets are now 4-1 on the season.

Dieterich was led by Higgs, Cox and Brummer with a single each. The Movin' Maroons fall to 0-6.

At Windsor

Dieterich                                010    00    --       1-  3-6

Stew-Stras/Windsor           590    2x    --    16-15-1

WP -- Schlechte. LP -- Thoele.

Dieterich -- Higgs, single; Cox, single, 1 RBI; Brummer, single

Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor -- Schultz, single, double, triple, 3 RBI; Quast, single, double, triple, 3 RBI; Tabor, single, double, 2 RBI; Knop, single, triple



At St. Elmo

St. Elmo/Brownstown brought home 20 runs in a 20-5 win over Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tuesday.

SEB had 12 hits in the contest and was aided by five Christ Our Rock Lutheran errors. Scholes pitched a six-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Fitch had three singles and three RBI for the winners while Austin and Scholes had two singles and an RBI each and Austin a double and three RBI.

St. Elmo/Brownstown improves to 5-4 on the season.

At St. Elmo

Centralia CORL                             202    01    --      5-   6-5

St. Elmo/Brownstown           (11)27    0x    --    20-12-3

WP -- Scholes. LP -- Vieraum.

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran -- no hits listed.

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Fitch, 3 singles, 3 RBI; Austin, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Scholes, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Austin, double, 3 RBI