NTC Softball Tournament Opens, Area Roundup
Published on May 8 2014 2:26 am
Last Updated on May 8 2014 2:34 am
Written by Millie Lange
The National Trail Conference Softball Tournament opened play Wednesday with four games on tap at the higher seeds diamonds.
St. Anthony 8, Neoga 6
Effingham St. Anthony broke a 2-2 tie in the third with a run over Neoga. Both teams tallied three runs in the fourth and the Bulldogs put the contest away with a two-run fifth for an 8-6 victory.
St. Anthony used the long ball in the win. Makayla Walsh hit a double, a home run and had two RBI while Kate Richards had two doubles and an RBI, Maddie Schuette a double, Morgan Gardewine a double and an RBI and Jenna Woltman a triple.
Neoga was led by K. Albin with a single and double.
At St. Anthony
Neoga 020 300 1 -- 6- 8-3
St. Anthony 021 320 x -- 8-10-3
WP -- Woltman. LP -- Neece.
Neoga -- Neecer, single; Blazich, single; Potter, single, 1 RBI; Albin, single, double; Effner, single, 1 RBI; Padgett, single, 2 RBI; Blazich, single
St. Anthony -- Koester, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Woltman, triple; Walsh, double, home run, 2 RBI; Niebrugge, single; Richards, 2 doubles; M. Schuette, double; Gardewine, double, 1 RBI
No. 1 Altamont easily downed South Central 12-1 in five innings via the 10-run rule. Deidre Ledbetter pitched a one-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts.
Altamont ripped out to a 4-0 first inning lead and banged out 12 hits in the contest. Ledbetter not only pitched well but also had the big bat, going three-for-three with two singles, a double and four RBI. White added a double and two RBI, M. Ohnesorge two singles and Smith a single and two RBI. The Indians are now 20-4 on the season.
Ritter had the lone hit for the Cougars with a single.
South Central 000 00 -- 0- 1-3
Altamont 463 1x -- 14-12-0
WP -- Ledbetter. LP -- Jahraus.
South Central -- Ritter, single
Altamont -- Ledbetter, 2 singles, double, 4 RBI; White, double, 2 RBI; Smith, single, 2 RBI; M. Ohnesorge, 2 singles
Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor, seeded second in the tourney, stepped out to a 5-0 first inning lead on Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick and took an 11-1 win in five innings.
Kendall Knop pitched a one-hitter with two walks and six strikeouts. Knop also had two singles and an RBI while Burton had a triple and two RBI, M. Quast a triple, home run and three RBI. The Comets improve to 17-4 on the season.
Figueroa had the only hit for the Eagles with a single and an RBI.
BCCH 010 00 -- 1-1
Stew-Stras/Windsor 531 2x -- 11-8
WP -- Knop. LP -- Karchhofer.
Beecher City-Cowden-Herrick -- Figueroa, single, 1 RBI
Stewardson-Straburg/Windsor -- Knop, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Burton, triple, 2 RBI; M. Quast, triple, home run, 3 RBI; Cress, single
At St. Elmo
No. 3 St. Elmo/Brownstown held a 3-0 lead and went on for an 8-1 win over Dieterich. The victory gives the Eagles a 12-11 record.
Pruett had a single, double, triple and an RBI for the winners while Brown and Oberlinik had a single and two RBI each.
At St. Elmo
Dieterich 010 000 0 -- 1-4-5
St. Elmo/Brownstown 320 102 x -- 8-9-3
WP -- Scholes. LP -- Higgs.
Dieterich -- no hits listed
St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Pruett, single, double, tirple, 1 RBI; Brown, single, 2 RBI; Oberlink, single, 2 RBI; Fitch, single; D. Moss, single; D. Austin, single; T. Austin, single
NTC Tournament Pairings
Game 5 -- St. Anthony at Altamont, 4 p.m.
Game 6 -- St. Elmo/Brownstown at Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor, 4 p.m.
Game 7 -- South Central at Neoga, 4 p.m.
Game 8 -- Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick at Dieterich, 4 p.m.
Cumberland traveled to Robinson and lost 6-3 in Little Illini Conference action Wednesday.
Robinson broke a 2-2 tie with a four-run third and went on for the win.
The Pirates had seven hits in the contest but committed five errors. Audrey Casey had two doubles and an RBI while Ashley Greger had two singles and Brianna Booker a double.
Cumberland 020 100 0 -- 3-7-5
Robinson 204 000 x -- 6-6-0
WP -- none listed. LP -- Booker.
Cumberland -- Booker, double; Casey, 2 doubles, 1 RBI; Greger, 2 singles; Jackson, single, 1 RBI; Layton, single, 1 RBI
Robinson -- no hits listed
Newton bounced Lawrenceville to the tune of 11-1 in Little Illini Conference play, ending the game early in five innings.
The Eagles held a 3-0 first inning lead and had a four-run second and a four-run fifth. McCoy pitched a two-hitter with no walks and five strikeouts.
Fore had two singles, a double and drove in three runs while McCoy had a single, double and four RBI.
Lawrenceville 000 10 -- 1- 2-0
Newton 340 04 -- 11-14-1
WP -- McCoy. LP -- Hearn.
Lawrenceville -- Baker, single
Newton -- Fore, 2 singles, double, 3 RBI; McCoy, single, double, 4 RBI
Hillsboro 2, Vandalia 1
Vandalia 8, Hillsboro 7
Arcola 4, Okaw Valley 2
Mattoon 5, Olney 1
Chatham Glenwood 6, Taylorville 1
Monticello 13, Meridian 3