St. A, Altamont, WSS, North Clay Advance in NTC Tourney


Published on October 3 2017 8:24 am
Last Updated on October 3 2017 8:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

A walk-off home run propelled Effingham St. Anthony to a dramatic victory over St. Elmo/Brownstown in the National Trail Conference Baseball Tournament Monday at Paul Smith Field.

The Bulldogs finished out with a 4-2 win. SEB fired up the offense in the first inning. Lewis Brown doubled in two runs and the Eagles held a 2-1 lead.

But St. Anthony evened things up at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Greg Utz singled home the run. Utz then came through in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run homer. He finished with all four RBI for the day.

Collin Koester added a single and double while Davis Tingley had a double.

St. Elmo/Brownstown was led by Lewis Brown with a double and Bryton Pruett with a double. Brown had two RBI.

Kabbes went two innings allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and struck out four. Guy came on and threw five innings, allowing one hit and no walks for the win.

In the second game at Paul Smith Field, Altamont edged South Central 2-1. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.

Altamont came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Kuhlman had a single, double and drove in a run while Hammer added a double. Guerrettaz had a single and drove in a run.

Blomberg led South Central with a double.

Pemberton was the winning pitcher, going six innings, allowing two hits, four walks and striking out four. Biggs came on in the seventh to finish out the game, allowing one walk and striking out one.

St. Anthony and Altamont will square off at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Smith Field for the right to advance to the championship game.

In contests at Evergreen Hollow Park, WindsorStewardson-Strasburg outlasted Dieterich in an 18-10 win.

WSS had a whopping 22 hits, seven of those for extra bases. Christian Kessler had  single, two doubles and two RBI while Isaac Kramer had two singles, a home run and four RBI. Beau Bennett added three singles, a double and an RBI while Chase Thies had a single, home run and five RBI. Logan Greuel had two singles, a double and an RBI. Owen Bridges added a triple and an RBI and Gavin Bennett had three singles and three RBI. Dalton Armes added three singles.

WSS trailed Dieterich 9-5 after three innings but came back with two runs in the fourth, seven in the fifth and four in the seventh.

Dieterich was led by Briar Schmidt with two singles, a double and three RBI, Cole Niebrugge with a single, double and three RBI, Hunzinger with three singles and Dalton Bloemer with two singles and an RBI. Callaway Campton added a single and drove in two runs.

In the second contest, North Clay (Louisville) blanked Neoga 5-0. No other information was provided.

Windsor/Stew-Stras meets North Clay at 7 p.m. at Evergreen Hollow Park  Wednesday for the right to advance to the title contest.

At Paul Smith Field

Game Two

SEB                           200    000    0    --    2-4-1

St. Anthony              100    010    2    --    4-7-0

WP -- Guy. LP -- Brown.

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Philpot, single; Maxey, single; Brown, double, 2 RBI; Pruett, double

St. Anthony -- Tingley, double; Kline, single; Utz, single, home run, 4 RBI; Kabbes, single; Koester, single, double

Game Three

South Central              010    000    0    --    1-2-1

Altamont                      000    200    x    --    2-6-2

WP -- Pemberton. LP -- Matheny.

South Central -- Blomberg, double; Patten, single, 1 RBI

Altamont -- Kuhlman, single, double, 1 RBI; Biggs, single; Whitt, single; Hammer, double; Guerrettaz, single, 1 RBI

Game Four

WSS                   410    270    4    --    18-22-4

Dieterich            432    001    0    --    10-11-1

WP -- Kramer. LP -- Bohnhoff.

Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg -- Armes, 3 singles; B. Bennett, 3 singles, double, 1 RBI; Kessler, single, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Kramer, 2 singles, home run, 4 RBI; Thies, single, home run, 5 RBI; Greuel, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Bridges, triple, 1 RBI; G. Bennett, 3 singles, 3 RBI

Dieterich -- Hunzinger, 3 singles; Schmidt, 2 singles, double, 3 RBI; Campton, single, 2 RBI; Niebrugge, single, double, 3 RBI; Bloemer, 2 singles, 1 RBI