EHS Edges Newton, St. A Blasts CHBC, Area Softball


Published on April 2 2024 8:21 am
Last Updated on April 2 2024 10:13 am
Written by Millie Lange

The big guns were out as Effingham High School edged Newton 6-5 in softball action Monday, 6-5.

The Hearts' offense was on as Sidney Donaldson finished with two singles, a home run and two RBI while Madi Kirk added a single, double and three RBI. Raegan Boone added a triple. EHS finished with 10 hits in the game.

It was a big-hitting game all-around as Newton had nine led by Lexie Grove with two singles, a double and an RBI, Audrie Reich with two singles and three RBI and Camryn Martin with two singles and an RBI.

The Hearts ripped out to a 6-0 opening inning lead. Newton tallied two in the third and pulled within a run in the fifth but that was all the scoring for both teams the rest of the way.

Saige Althoff went the distance for the Hearts, allwowing five runs on nine hits. She struck out three and did not give up a walk.

At Effingham

Newton                    000    230    0    --    5- 9-3

Effingham               600    000    x    --    6-10-2

WP -- Althoff. LP -- Collins.

Newton -- Stanley, single; Grove, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Reich, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Martin, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Hermann, single

Effingham -- Boone, triple; Donaldson, 2 singles, home run, 2 RBI; Armstrong, single; Harvey, single; Engel, single; Kirk, single, dobule, 3 RBI; Martin, single, 1 RBI


At Beecher City

Two pitchers combined for a no-hitter as Effingham St. Anthony blanked Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 16-0 in five innings Monday.

Addie Wernsing went three innings, allowing one walk and striking out four as the winner. Nancy Ruholl went the final two innings, allowing four walks and striking out four.

The Bulldogs ripped out to an 8-0 first inning lead then tacked on three in the second, two in the third and three in the fifth.

Offensively, the Bulldogs had 16 hits led by Wernsing with a triple, home run and three RBI. Abbie Hatton had a single, home run and two RBI and Stacie Vonderheide a home run and two RBI. Julia Schultz finished with a single, triple and an RBI. Ava Walton added a single and double, Sadie Vineyard a double and an RBI, Lily Gannaway two singles and Ady Rios, Ava Faber and Camille Wines had a single and an RBI each.

CHBC finished with three errors in the contest.

At Beecher City

St. Anthony                832    03    --    16-16-0

CHBC                         000    00    --      0-  0-3

WP -- Wernsing. LP -- Summers.

St. Anthony -- Rios, single, 1 RBI; Gannaway, 2 singles; Wernsing, triple, home run, 3 RBI; Walton, single, double; Hatton, single, home run, 2 RBI; S. Kibler, single; Faber, single, 1 RBI; M. Kibler, 1 RBI; Vineyard, double, 1 RBI; Vonderheide, home run, 2 RBI; Wines, single, 1 RBI; Schultz, single, triple, 1 RBI

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City -- no hits


At Strasburg

South Central trailed host Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg until the third inning then tied the score and ended up winning the game, 2-1 Monday.

The Hatchets took a 1-0 opening inning lead and held that until the Cougars tied in the third. South Central then scored what proved to be the winning run in the fifth.

Windsor/Stew-Stras outhit the Cougars by a 4-3 count.

South Central was led by Kyra Swift and Amelia Montes with a single and an RBI each and Kaitlyn Swift with a single.

Taegan Webster threw a four-hitter with three walks and six strikeouts.

Windsor/Stew-Stras was led by Mya Friese and Samantha Hayes with a double each, Erin Althoff with a single and an RBI and Ellie Wittenberg with a single.

S. Hayes took the tough-luck loss, going all seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits, three walks and striking out two.

At Strasburg

South Central                  001    010    0    --    2-3-2

WSS                                100    000    0    --    1-4-0

WP -- Webster. LP -- S. Hayes.

South Central -- Ky. Swift, single, 1 RBI; Ka. Swift, single; Montes, single, 1 RBI

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg -- M. Friese, double; S. Hayes, double; Althoff, single, 1 RBI; Wittenberg, single


At Dieterich

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran came calling and picked up an 11-1 victory over Dieterich Monday.

Emma Williamson threw a no-hitter for the Silver Stallions. She went all seven innings, allowng one run, walking two and striking out 12.

The Maroons moved into a first inning 1-0 lead but CORL came back to knot the score in the second. CORL then brought six runs home in the fourth and finished out with two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Dieterich's Lucie Jansen had an RBI.

At Dieterich

CORL                       010    602    2    --    11-8- 2

Dieterich                 100    000    0    --      1-0-10

WP -- Williamson. LP -- Faller.

Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran -- Nalewajka, 3 doubles, 2 RBI; French, double, 3 RBI; Jett, single; Cain, 1 RBI; Swartzlander, 2 singles; Nolte, single, 1 RBI

Dieterich -- no hits


At Casey

Casey-Westfield took a 1-0 first inning lead and went on for a 6-1 victory over Teutopolis in Monday play.

The Warriors finished with 10 hits in the contest led by Megan Cribelar with two singles, two doubles and two RBI. Kam Smith added a triple and two RBI, Kelli Honselman a single, double and an RBI, Anna Karras, two singles and Lucy Moore a double.

Teutopolis's Chloe Hoene led the way with three singles while Olivia Hemmen had a single and an RBI. Malea Helmink and Kayleigh Zerrusen added a single each.

Ava Goble picked up the pitching win for Casey-Westfield allowing one run on six hits, one walk and striking out six.

At Casey

Teutopolis                         000    001    0    --    1- 6-2

Casey-Westfield               100    032    x    --    6-10-0

WP -- Goble. LP -- Hemmen.

Teutopolis -- Helmink, single; Hoene, 3 singles; Hemmen, single, 1 RBI; Zerrusen, single

Casey-Westfield -- Cribelar, 2 singles, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Smith, triple, 2 RBI; Ring, 1 RBi; Moore, double; Honselman, single, double, 1 RBI; Karras, 2 singles


At Kansas

Cumberland trounced Tri-County 15-4 in five innings Monday.

Tri-County held a 2-1 first inning lead but the Pirates went on a seven-run second inning, tallied a single run in the third and three runs in the fourth and fifth innings each.

The Pirates produced a whopping 19 hits led by Shelby Kingery with a single, two doubles and two RBI. Jade Carr two singles, a double and two RBI, Avery Donsbach and Noraa Cross with a single, double and two RBI each, Ashton Tolen and Libby McGinnis with a single and double each. McGinnis added an RBI and Aubrey Himes had a double and an RBI and Katie Kingery two singles and two RBI.

Himes produced the win on the mound, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, four walks and striking out two.

At Kansas

Cumberland                  171    33    --    15-19-2

Tri-County                     200    11    --      4- 6-4

WP -- Himes. LP -- none listed.

Cumberland -- Tolen, single, double; Himes, double, 1 RBI; Donsbach, single, double, 1 RBI; Carr, 2 singles, double, 2 RBI; Kingery, 2 singles, 2 RBI; McGinnis, single, double, 1 RBI; Holsapple, single, 1 RBI; Cross single, double, 2 RBI; Kingery, single, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Sowers, single, 1 RBI

Tri-County -- no hits listed