Ben Hecht, Connor Beasley Throw No-Hitters
Published on May 2 2013 12:57 pm
Last Updated on May 2 2013 12:59 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Ben Hecht must have been well rested because the Effingham St. Anthony starting pitcher threw a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts as the Bulldogs blanked Neoga 3-0 in baseball action Wednesday.
Hecht struck out 10 of the first 12 batters he faced, walking two of those batters. He then finished out with seven more strikeouts.
"Ben threw the ball really hard today," said St. Anthony Coach Kenny Miller. "He got ahead of most of the batters and has an 88-92 mph fastball and a good curve. He just brought the heat most of the game and hit his spots."
Hecht finished with four walks and allowed only three batters to place the bat on the ball. In the fourth there was a ground ball out to the shortstop, in the fifth, a fly ball out to right field and in the sixth, after a walk, a ground out turned into a double play.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs had six hits led by Austin Busher with a single, double and an RBI and Jacob Schuette with a double and an RBI. Hecht also contributed a single and scored a run.
St. Anthony improves to 16-7 on the season.
Neoga 000 000 0 -- 0-0-0
St. Anthony 003 000 0 -- 3-6-0
Hecht and Dasenbrock; Walk and J. Baker
Neoga -- no hits
St. Anthony -- Hecht, single; Bushur, single, double, 1 RBI; Schuette, double, 1 RBI; Williams, 1 RBI; Hoelscher, single; Lorenz, single
At St. Elmo
Connor Beasley pitched a no-hitter as St. Elmo edged Ramsey 1-0 in the second game of a doubleheader. In the opener, St. Elmo beat Odin 8-6.
Beasley tied his own school record with 19 strikeouts and earned his 31st win of his career. That breaks the career wins mark of 30 held by Logan Mahon. Beasley didn't allow a walk but did hit a batter.
The Eagles tallied the winning run in the sixth as Beasley tripled home the run.
In the opener, St. Elmo stepped out to a 1-0 first inning lead and went on for an 8-6 win behind an 11-hit attack. Dalton Parks had three singles and two RBI while Beasley had a single, double and two RBI and Nick Bauer two singles and an RBI.
The Eagles improve to 8-6 on the season with the two victories.
At Deken Park
Odin 002 000 4 -- 6- 6-3
St. Elmo 140 030 x -- 8-11-0
WP -- Flowers. LP -- Simpson.
Odin -- Wood, single; De. Williams, single; Perkins, 2 singles, double; Horton, single
St. Elmo -- Maxey, double, 1 RBI; Beasley, single, double, 2 RBI; Parks, 3 singles, 2 RBI; Bauer, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Flowers,, single; M. Maxey, single; Davis, single
Ramsey 000 000 0 -- 0-0-0
St. Elmo 000 001 x -- 1-2-2
WP -- Beasley. LP -- Davis.
Ramsey -- no hits
St. Elmo -- L. Maxey, single; Beasley, triple, 1 RBI
Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg improved to 19-4 on the season with an 8-6 victory in eight innings over Nokomis.
Nokomis held a 2-1 lead in the third inning then pushed that to 3-1 in the fourth. Windsor/Stew-Stras came back with two in the fifth to tie the score but Nokomis took the lead back in the bottom of the fourth.
The Comets then had three runs in the sixth to pull ahead 6-4. Nokomis knotted the score in the bottom of the seventh sending the game into extra innings. Windsor-Stew/Stras tallied the winning runs in the top of the eighth.
Gunner Theis had four hits and drove in four runs. Alex Allen went three-for-five.
Windsor/Stew-Stras 001 023 02 -- 8-12
Nokomis 002 110 20 -- 6- 3
WP -- Vonderheide. LP -- Goldsmith.
Windsor/Stew-Stras -- Allen, 3 hits; Vonderheide, 2 hits, 1 RBI; Theis, 4 hits, 4 RBI; Leasher, 2 hits, 1 RBI; Kramer, 1 hit
Nokomis -- Chausse, 1 hit; Herpstreith, 1 RBI; Kimbro, 1 RBI; Hamlin, 1 hit, 2 RBI; Kirk, 1 hit, 1 RBI
Altamont blasted out 13 hits and produced a 12-0 victory over Mulberry Grove Wednesday.
The Indians were led by Finn with three singles and an RBI, Scholes two singles and Miller two singles and an RBI.
Borders pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk.
Mulberry Grove 000 00 -- 0- 2-1
Altamont 223 5x -- 12-13-0
WP -- Borders. LP -- Sloin.
Mulberry Grove -- Sloin, single; Jernigey, single
Altamont -- Ziegler, single; Wolff, single; Finn, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Scholes, 2 singles; Kuhns, single, 2 RBI; Armstrong, single; Guerrattaz, single; Kuhns, single, 1 RBI; Miller, 2 singles, 1 RBI
Salem edged South Central 7-6 by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Cougars held a 3-0 lead until the fourth when Salem tied the score. South Central then had a 5-4 lead after five and pushed that to 6-4 in the top of the seventh.
South Central had five hits in the contest led by Tharp with two singles and an RBI and Dan Diss with a single and two RBI.
South Central 030 020 1 -- 6-5-3
Salem 000 310 3 -- 7-5-2
WP -- Alberson. LP -- Diss.
South Central -- Tharp, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Diss, single, 2 RBI; Hoffmann, single; Schwarm, single
Salem -- Irwin, 2 singles, 1RBI; Tate, single, 1 RBI; Conklin, double, 1 RBI; McGhee, single
The Movin' Maroons held a 6-0 lead after one inning and went on to down Martinsville 13-3 in five innings via the 10-run rule.
Dieterich had 10 hits in the contest and was aided by four Martinsville errors.
Martinsville 002 10 -- 3- 8-4
Dieterich 631 21 -- 13-10-1
Martinsville -- Hollingsworth, 2 singles; Wittenmeyer, single; Lee, single; Stephens, single; Truelove, single, double, 1 RBI; Vincent, single
Dieterich -- no hits listed
Edwards County (Albion) picked up a 5-3 win over Newton. Edwards County tallied single runs in the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings.
Newton had four hits in the contst led by Shull and Chesnut with a single and an RBI each.
Edwards County 110 101 1 -- 5-10-2
Newton 100 020 0 - 3- 4-2
WP -- Schuh. P -- Shull.
Edwards County -- Utley, single, home run, 1 RBI; Mosson, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Rogers, single, 1 RBI
Newton -- Shull, single, 1 RBI; Chesnut, single, 1 RBI
North Clay (Louisville) continues to roll along. The Cardinals edged Flora 2-1 to improve to 15-5 on the season.
Cox pitched a two-hitter with no walks and six strikeouts. Micklaus, McNeely and Cox had a hit each. Cox drew two walks.
Flora 000 010 0 -- 1-2-1
North Clay 100 000 1 -- 2-5-1
WP -- Cox. LP -- Taylor.
Flora -- Thompson, single; Thomas, single
North Clay -- Micklautz, single, 1 RBI; Cox, single; McNeely, single
Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick claimed a 9-1 victory over Brownstown. BCCH took a 2-1 first inning lead and then scored over the next four innings.
BCCH had nine hits in the contest and was aided by three errors. A.J. Miller and Austin Rexroad had a single, double and an RBI each while Dnovan Riley had two singles and two RBI. BCCH improves to 2-5 on the season.
BCCH 212 220 0 -- 9-9-1
Brownstown 100 000 0 -- 1-4-3
WP -- Rexroad. LP -- Hunter.
Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick -- McKay, single, 1 RBI; Barnes, double; Riley, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Miller, single, double, 1 RBI; Rexroad, single, double, 1 RBI; Kenter, single, 1 RBI; Giles, 1 RBI
Brownstown -- no hits listed.
Greenville 7, Pana 5
Olney 10, Robinson 2
Casey-Westfield 11, Lawrenceville 1
Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond 7, Martinsville 0
Charleston 7, Champaign Centennial 3
Chatham Glenwood 9, Taylorville 1