Consistent Attack Leads Teutopolis to Win Over Effingham


Published on May 5 2014 2:03 pm
Last Updated on May 6 2014 7:30 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes scored in almost every inning Monday in posting a 9-1 win over the Effingham Hearts in baseball action at Wooden Shoe Field.  The game was heard on 979XFM and

Alex Goldstein came up with a two-out single in the bottom of the first to score Reed Hardiek and Darren Probst to give the Shoes a 2-0 lead.  

The Hearts scored their only run in the top of the third to make it 2-1.  Adam Koester led off the inning with a single and he was doubled to third base by Braydon Bone.  Preston Walker's sacrifice fly plated Koester with the run.

However, the Wooden Shoes got the run right back and plated one more besides.  Bobby Wenthe walked to lead off the inning and Darren Probst singled.  Bone, who started for Effingham, retired the next two batters, but Louis Niemerg doubled to make it 4-1.

Brock Mette doubled to start the fourth and courtesy runner John Ungrund scored on a single by Hardiek to make it 5-1.  A walk to Tommy Flach, a single by Niemerg and a double by Cody Will made it 6-1 and wild pitches scored Niemerg and Will to extend the lead to 8-1.  T-Town added a run in the sixth on a walk to Goldstein, a single by Flach and a single by Will to drive in Goldstein.

Effingham totaled four hits; a double by Bone, a double by Swayde Sanders, and singles by Kennan Mahaffey and Adam Koester.

Teutopolis rolled up 11 hits; two each for Louis Niemerg and Cody Will, a double by Mette, and singles by Justin Kenter, Reed Hardiek, Bobby Wenthe, Darren Probst, Alex Goldstein, and Tommy Flach.

Darren Probst pitched six innings to post the win for Teutopolis, allowing one run on four hits, walking two and striking out five.  Justin Kenter pitched a one-two-three seventh, including a strikeout.

Braydon Bone pitched 3-1/3 innings, allowing five runs, three earned, on six hits, walking three and fanning four.  Swayde Sanders pitched the final 2-2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits, walking three and striking out three.

Teutopolis improved to 20-4 on the spring, while Effingham slipped to 12-10.

At Teutopolis

Effingham            001    000    0    --    1-  4-2

Teutopolis           202    131    x    --    9-11-0

WP -- Probst. LP -- Bone.

Effingham -- Bone, double; Walker, 1 RBI; Sanders, double; Mahaffey, single; Koester, single

Teutopolis -- Kenter, single; Hardiek, single, 1 RBI; Wenthe, single; Probst, single; Goldstein, single, 2 RBI; Flach, single; Niemerg, single, double, 1 RBI; Will, single, double, 2 RBI; Mette, double