T-town, Windsor/Stew-Stras Fall In Super-Sectional Play


Published on June 3 2014 3:21 am
Last Updated on June 3 2014 6:05 am
Written by Millie Lange

SAUGET -- It was a pitcher's duel through six innings before Freeburg knocked in two runs to pull out a 3-1 win over Teutopolis in the Class 2A Sauget Baseball Super-Sectional Monday.

T-town's Louis Niemerg scattered eight hits, allowed three walks and struck out four but saw his season record end at 7-4. Freeburg took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and T-town came back to knot the score in the third inning.

It was then a back-and-forth pitcher's duel through the next three innings. Then in the top of the seventh, Freeburg's Nick Yung led off with a single and scored on a blooper. Another single brought home the second run. Then Freeburg's Milton Pinkston buckled down to get the Shoes out in the bottom of the frame for the victory.

Pinkston kept the Shoes off balance, allowing only three hits, two walks and striking out six.

Niemerg had two of his team's hits, with singles. The Shoes finish out the season with a 31-7 mark, the fifth straight 30-win season. T-town was making its fifth straight super-sectional appearance and the seventh in Coach Justin Fleener's 14-year career.

Freeburg advances to the Class 2A State Tournament Friday where it will take on Pleasant Plains at 3 p.m. The winners advance to the state title game Saturday at 5:30 p.m. while the losers will meet for third place at 3.

Class 2A Sauget Super-Sectional

Freeburg            010    000    2    --    3-8-1

Teutopolis          001    000    0    --    1-3-1

WP -- Pinkston. LP -- Niemerg.

Freeburg -- Siebengerger, single; Dill, single, 1 RBI; Smith, single, 1 RBI; Rozycke, single; Yung, 2 singles, double; Fritz, single

Teutopolis -- Niemerg, 2 singles; Thoele, single


Class 1A Marion Super-Sectional

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg saw its season come to a close as Webber Township (Bluford) claimed an 8-6 victory in the Class 1A Marion Super-Sectional.

Webber Township edged out to a 1-0 first inning lead then pushed across a second run in the second inning. Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg went ahead 4-2 in the top of the third inning. But Webber came back to tie the score in the bottom of the frame with two runs.

Once again, Windsor/Stew-Stras went ahead 5-4 in the top of the fifth. But Webber tallied three in the bottom of the inning and that was all.

The Blue Devils rallied in the top of the seventh. Christian Vonderheide had a single and Hayden Cole drew a walk. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Vonderheide came home when the Webber catcher dropped a third strike. But that was all the scoring and Webber Township pulled out the victory.

The Blue Devils were led by Brandon Helmuth with a double, Vonderheide with two singles and an RBI and Nic Hutchinson with a single, double and an RBI.

Windsor/Stew-Stras ends the season with a 28-9 record. It was their first trip to the Elite Eight as a co-op.

Class 1A Marion Super-Sectional

Windsor/Stew-Stras         004    010    1    --    6-  7-3

Webber Township              112    031    x    --    8-15-0

WP -- Ganieany. LP -- Allen.

Windsor/Stew-Stras -- Allen, single, 2 RBI; Helmuth, double; Vonderheide, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Kramer, 1 RBIl; Hutchinson, single, double, 1 RBI; Deremiah, single

Webber Township -- Austin, 2 singles; Ganieany, 2 singles, 2 doubles, 3 RBI; Moser, 2 singles; Bush, single, double; Gartin, single, 1 RBI; Burrell, single, 1 RBI; Knepler, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Helm, single