Mattoon Edges Bulldogs, Area Baseball Roundup
Published on April 9 2014 1:17 pm
Last Updated on April 9 2014 1:22 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Ryan Hutchinson was too much for Effingham St. Anthony High School Tuesday evening as Mattoon edged the Bulldogs 4-3 in baseball action.
Hutchinson was the driving force offensively as he knocked out a two-run homer in the third to give the Green Wave a 4-1 lead. The Bulldogs came back with a run in the fourth and a run in the sixth but the Hutchinson home run was the deciding factor.
Huthcinson then came on in relief in the seventh. The Bulldogs' Zach Gardewine drew a leadoff walk and was sacrified to second by Drew Gibson. But Hutchinson got tough on the mound and struck out the next two batters to preserve the victory.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the first on back-to-back singles by Jacob Lorenz and Austin Bushur. Eli Dasenbrock followed with an RBI single.
Brandon Puckett then tripled in the fourth and came home on a ground out by James Kabbes. The final run came in the sixth on a single by Dasenbrock and a sacrifice fly by Puckett.
St. Anthony 100 101 0 -- 3- 5-2
Mattoon 112 000 x -- 4-11-1
WP -- Lodes. LP -- none listed.
St. Anthony -- Lorenz, single; Bushur, single; Dasenbrock, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Puckett, triple, 1 RBI; Kabbes, 1 RBI
Mattoon -- Price, single, triple; Hartbank, single, triple; Hutchinson, single, home run (third, one on), 2 RBI; Scott, single; Godden, single; Dawson, single; Richardson, triple; Dipholz, single
Altamont trailed Brownstown/St. Elmo 2-0 until the sixth inning then banged home all four runs for a 4-2 victory.
BSE outhit the Indians 8-7 but committed two errors. Garrett Ziegler picked up the pitching win going five innings, allowing two runs, four hits and striking out three. Klaiton Wolff came on to pick up the save, pitching two innings and striking out four.
Ricketts had a single and a double with an RBI for the winners while Wolff had two singles.
BSE was led by Dalton Parks with a double and an RBI. The Bombers drop to 3-5 on the season.
Altamont 000 004 0 -- 4-7-1
Brownstown/St. Elmo 001 100 0 -- 2-8-2
WP -- Ziegler. LP -- Behrends.
Altamont -- Ziegler, single; Goekcner, single, 1 RBI; Wolff, 2 singles; Miller, single, 2 RBI; Ricketts, single, double, 1 RBI
Brownstown/St. Elmo -- Maxey, single; Parks, double, 1 RBI; Behrends, single; Lawson, single; Flowers, single; Feezel, single; Hall, single, 1 RBI; Bauer, single
South Central swept a doubleheader over Patoka Tuesday evening.
The Cougars won the opener 2-0, scoring both runs in the sixth inning. Kyle Bray picked up the pitching win on a three-hitter with no walks and 11 striikeouts.
Bray also aided his own cause with a solo home run in the sixth. Noah Powless had a double and Brett Harmeier had the other RBI.
In the second contest, South Central edged Patoka 8-7, scoring three runs to come from behind in the bottom of the seventh.
Bray hit a two-run homer in the sixth to pull the Cougars within 7-5. Dylan Smith then had a single in the bottom of the seventh to score the game winning RBI. He finished with two singles. Gavin Ratermann also had two singles.
Patoka 000 000 0 -- 0-3-0
South Central 000 002 x -- 2-4-0
WP -- Bray. LP -- Hood.
Patoka -- Clift, single; Belcher, single; Lowery, single
South Central -- Bray, home run (sixth, none on), 1 RBI; Powless, double; Harmeier, single, 1 RBI; Ratermann, single
Patoka 103 003 0 -- 7- 5-2
South Central 100 022 3 -- 8-11-4
WP -- Powless. LP -- Clift.
Patoka -- Clift, double; Houston, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Hood, single
South Central -- Bray, single, home run (sxith, one on), 2 RBI; Smith, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Ratermann, 2 singles; Henken, single, 1 RBI; Wilking, single, 1 RBI
Neoga tallied five runs in the top of the seventh to pull out a 5-2 win over Charleston Tuesday evening.
The Indians first three batters drew walks to load the bases. A fielder's choice scored a run. Matt Kingery then followed with a single and Zach Monroe hit a double, scoring a run. An error and a sacrifice fly scored two more runs.
Rankin, Easton and Jake Baker finished with two singles each. Baker drove in two runs.
Neoga 000 000 5 -- 5-10-3
Charleston 001 010 0 -- 2- 4-4
WP -- Moore. LP -- Thomas.
Neoga -- Kingery, single, 1 RBI; Monroe, single, 1 RBI; Baker, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Romack, single; Easton, 2 singles; Olmstead, single; Rankin, 2 singles
Charleston -- Wilson, single; Hart, double, 1 RBI; Moore, single; McGahee, single
Pana 4, Staunton 3
Sullivan 15, Clinton 4
Monticello 2, Shelbyville 1
Greenville 4, Nokomis 1