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


At Altamont

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.

At Altamont

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


At Strasburg

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.

At Strasburg

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.


At Robinson

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.

At Robinson

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


At Newton

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.

At Newton

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