Teutopolis Wooden Shoes Win Class 2A Sectional Championship

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Published on May 25 2013 4:10 pm
Last Updated on May 25 2013 6:58 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes baseball team won the Class 2A Sectional Championship Saturday with an 8-1 win over Shelbyville. The Shoes, now 28-3, head to Super Sectional action in Sauget at GCS Field Monday at 5pm.  They'll take on Carlyle, 7-4 winners over DuQuoin to capture the Nashville 2A Sectional.

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Teutopolis took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.  Chase Wendling got a one-out single and stole second and with two outs was doubled home by cleanup hitter Kyle Pruemer.

The Shoes made it 2-0 in the third inning.  Jared Waldhoff doubled to lead off the inning and then a wild pitch sent him to third.  A fly ball by Wendling brought home Waldhoff.

Shelbyville scored to make it 2-1 in the top of the fourth when Eli Miller was hit by a pitch to open the inning and stole second.  Nate Standefer singled Miller home.

T-Town bounced back, though, with two runs in the bottom of the frame, doing their damage after two were out.  Cody Will drew a walk and Waldhoff singled.  Wendling then doubled both runners home to make it a 4-1 game.

The Shoes put the game away with a four-run sixth inning.  Reed Hardiek tripled to lead off the inning and Will doubled him home.  Wendling then singled home Will and Bobby Wenthe doubled in Wendling.  After a walk and a line out, pinch-hitter Michael Gillespie doubled home Wenthe for the final run.

Teutopolis' string of excellent starting pitching performances continued as Kyle Pruemer tossed a three-hitter, walking just one batter while recording 12 strikeouts.  Andrew Hawkins took the loss for Shelbyville, which ends the season with a 24-4 mark.  Two of those losses were at the hands of the Wooden Shoes.

At the plate for Teutopolis: Jared Waldhoff--double and single and two runs scored...Chase Wendling--double, two singles, two runs scored, four runs batted in...Bobby Wenthe--two doubles, run scored, run batted in...Kyle Pruemer--double and walk, run batted in...Alex Goldstein--two walks...Michael Gillespie--double, run batted in...Reed Hardiek--triple, run scored...Cody Will--double and walk, two runs scored, run batted in.