St. Anthony Wins Newton Tournament


Published on April 22 2013 8:58 am
Last Updated on April 22 2013 9:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony High School claimed the championship of the Newton Softball Tournament Saturday.

The Bulldogs defeated Tolono Unity 6-3 and won over Newton 7-1. They fell to Arcola 11-7. Newton also finished with a 2-1 record, defeating Arcola 9-3 and Tolono Unity 14-2. Tolono Unity edged Arcola 2-1. Arcola and Tolono Unity finished 1-2.

In the win over Tolono Unity, the Bulldogs had five hits led by Makayla Walsh with a home run and two RBI, Kate Richards with a triple and two RBI and Hunter Niebrugge with a double.

In the loss to Arcola, St. Anthony outhit the Purple Riders 10-9 but committed six errors. Walsh had a single, double, triple and two RBI while Niebrugge had a single, double and an RBI. Paige Koester had two singles.

In the win over Newton, St. Anthony took a 4-1 lead after two innings then had a three-run fourth. The Bulldogs' Meghan Woltman pitched a one-hitter with three walks and two strikeouts.

Walsh had two singles and drove in two runs while Richards had two singles and an RBI.

Newton Tournament

Game One

St. Anthony            010    140    --    6-5-0

Tolono Unity          100    002    --    3-5-4

WP -- Woltman. LP -- Krutsinger.

St. Anthony -- Koester, single; Richards, triple, 2 RBI; Walsh, home run, 2 RBI; Niebrugge, double; Nuxoll, single

Tolono Unity -- Billman, double, 1 RBI; Krutsinger, double; Pruitt, single, 1 RBI; Tolliver, single; Schweighart, single, 1 RBI

Game Two

St. Anthony          240     000    1    --     7-10-6

Arcola                    500     051    x    --    11-9-3

LP -- Walsh.

St. Anthony -- Koester, 2 singles; Gardewine, single, 2 RBI; Walsh, single, double, triple, 2 RBI; Schuette, single, 1 RBI; Niebrugge, single, double, 1 RBI; Brummer, single

Arcola -- no statistics listed

Game Three

St. Anthony          220    30    --    7-9-0

Newton                100    00    --    1-1-2

WP -- Woltman. LP -- Ke. Hardiek.

St. Anthony -- Koester, 2 singles; Gardewine, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Walsh, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Niebrugge, single, 1 RBI; Richards, 2 singles, 1 RBI

Newton -- Koebele, 1 RBI; Zerrusen, single