Ben Hecht, Connor Beasley Throw No-Hitters


Published on May 2 2013 8:57 am
Last Updated on May 2 2013 8:59 am
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.

At Effingham

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

Game One

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

Game Two

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


At Nokomis

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.

At Nokomis

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

At Altamont

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.

At Altamont

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


At Salem

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.

At Salem

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


At Dieterich

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.

At Dieterich

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


At Newton

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.

At Newton

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


At Louisville

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.

At Louisville

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


At Brownstown

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.

At Brownstown

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.


Other Scores:

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