Altamont Claims NTC Tournament Title


Published on May 8 2013 8:17 am
Last Updated on May 8 2013 12:46 pm
Written by Millie Lange

BEECHER CITY -- Altamont High School was crowned the National Trail Conference Softball Tournament champion after a 3-0 win over Windsor Tuesday evening.

The two teams went scoreless through three innings before Altamont edged ahead with a run in the fourth. Lauren White drew a walk and advanced to second on a ground out. Alex Teasley reached on an error and White scored.

In the fifth, Joleen Northrup singled and advanced to second on an error on a ball hit by Madison Ohnesorge. Both runners advanced bases on a ground out and scored on a ball hit by Deidre Ledbetter that produced another Windsor error.

Altamont, the No. 7 team in the Illinois Coaches Association, improved its record to 14-3. It was the first time Windsor had ever reached the championship game.

At Beecher City

Windsor            000    000    0    --    0-3-3

Altamont          000    120    x    --    3-5-0


Third Place Game

Stewardson-Strasburg edged Effingham St. Anthony 8-7 to claim third place in the NTC Tournament.

The Bulldogs stepped out to a 5-0 first inning lead.  Stew-Stras came back with a run in the third and tied the score with four in the top of the fourth. But St. Anthony regained the lead in the bottom of the frame with two runs. The Comets then tallied three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the victory.

Stew-Stras had only six hits in the contest while St. Anthony had 13 hits. The Comets were led by Quast with a triple and three RBI, Walden with a single, double and three RBI and Schultz with two singles.

St. Anthony was led by Makayla Walsh with a single, two triples and two RBI, M. Nuxoll with a single, double and two RBI, Kate Richards with two singles and an RBI, Meghan Woltman and D.J. Brummer with two singles each. Brummer drove in two runs.

At St. Anthony

Stew-Stras           001    400    3    --    8-  6-1

St. Anthony          500    200    0    --    7-13-2

WP -- Schultz. LP -- Woltman.

Stew-Stras -- Knop, single, 1 RBI; Schultz, 2 singles; Walden, single, double, 3 RBI; Quast, triple, 3 RBI

St. Anthony -- Walsh, single, 2 triples, 2 RBI; Niebrugge, single; Richards, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Schuette, double; Woltman, 2 singles; Brummer, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Nuxoll, 2 doubles, 2 RBI


Consolation Championship

Dieterich captured the consolation championship over South Central 7-6. The Cougars held a 6-1 lead in the top of the fourth before Dieterich came back with four runs in the bottom of the frame.

The Movin' Maroon tied the score in the bottom of the sixth and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Dieterich had 16 hits in the contest led by Vahling with two singles, a double and three RBI, Brummer with three singles and Garbe with two singles and an RBI.

South Central was led by Cain with two singles and two RBI.

South Central had beaten St. Elmo/Brownstown earlier in the day to advance to the consy title, 8-3.

The Cougars stepped out to a 3-0 first inning lead and never looked back. King picked up the pitching win on a seven-hitter with three walks and three strikeouts.

At Dieterich

St. Elmo/Brownstown          001    101    0    --    3-7-7

South Central                       313    100    x    --    8-9-3

WP -- King. LP -- Austin.

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Maxey, 2 singles; Feezel, 1 RBI; D. Austin, 2 singles; T. Austin, 2 singles

South Central -- no hits listed

Consolation Championship

South Central         104    100    0    --    6- 7-1

Dieterich                 010    401    1    --    7-16-4

WP -- Thoele. LP -- King.

Dieterich -- Garbe, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Vahling, 2 singles, double, 3 RBI; Brummer, 3 singles

South Cerntral -- Cain, 2 singles, 2  RBI


At Newton

Newton handed Cumberland a 7-1 loss. The two teams were knotted at 1-1 after four innings before the Eagles broke loose with two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth.

Cumberland had 10 hits in the contest led by Paige Oakley with two singles and an RBI, Jasie McMechan with two singles, Audrey Casey with two singles and Taylor Layton with two singles

At Newton

Cumberland          000    100    0    --    1-10-2

Newton                 001    024    x    --     7- 7-0


At Neoga

Neoga slammed home 10 runs in the first inning and went on for a 12-2 victory in five innings over Okaw Valley.

Casi Blazich, Whitney Jean, Stephanie Roderick, Allison Posten and Kieran Effner had two hits each for the winners.

At Neoga

Okaw Valley              002    00    --      2- 5-5

Neoga                   (10)00    2x    --    12-12-1

WP -- Neece. LP -- Weybright.

Okaw Valley -- Weybright, single; Harlin, single; Orris, single; Dash, single; McClain, single

Neoga -- Blazich, 2 singles; Jean, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Albin, single, 1 RBI; Taylor, single; Roderick, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Posten, 2 singles; Effner, 2 singles, 1 RBI


Other Scores:

Central A&M 4, Shelbyville 3

Ramsey 15, Vandalia 5

Mount Zion 6, Charleston 3

Mount Zion 7, Charleston 1