St. Anthony Beats T-town, EHS Downs Neoga In Baseball


Published on April 17 2024 7:37 am
Last Updated on April 17 2024 8:43 am
Written by Millie Lange

St. Anthony struck in the first inning and went on for an 8-2 victory over Teutopolis in high school baseball action in a game heard on KJ Country 102.3 Tuesday

With two outs in the first inning, the Bulldogs' Brock Fearday hit a home run. Conner Roepke followed with a double and Brady Hatton connected for a home run and suddenly the Bulldogs held a 3-0 lead.

St. Anthony's Henry Brent singled in the second but was left stranded.

Meanwhile, Brock Fearday kept T-town off base. He allowed only one hit over the first four innings. The Shoes went up and down in the first before Austin Borries led off with a single in the second. He was left stranded. The Shoes then went up and down in order in the third and four innings.

St. Anthony tacked on another run in the fourth. Brady Hatton drew a walk and was sacrificed over to second by Sam Link. He took third on a passed ball and came home on a stolen base.

T-town finally dented the plate in the fifth. Mitch Koester drew a leadoff walk. Evan Waldhoff followed with a single. Koester then scored on a sacrifice fly by Devin Kreke.

But here came St. Anthony in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Adams reached base on an error. Aiden Lauritzen followed and reached on a fielder's choice that got Adams out. B. Fearday followed with a single. A sacrifice fly by Roepke scored Lauritzen. Link drew a walk and Will Fearday was hit by a pitch. Brent then singled and the Bulldogs finished the frame with a 8-1 lead.

T-town scored its second and final run in the sixth. Garrett Gaddis led off with a double. A ground out advanced Gaddis and he came home on a fly ball by Mick Niebrugge.

St. Anthony came back with a run in the sixth as Adams singled. With one out, B. Fearday got his third hit of the contest with a single. A second out then saw Hatton reach base on an error. Link drew a walk but a ground out ended the frame as the Bulldogs tallied their final run.

Hatton led the way for the Bulldogs with two home runs and four RBI. B. Fearday followed with two singles, a home run and one RBI.

B. Fearday went the distance allowing five hits, one walk and striking out four.

T-town was led in hitting by Borries with a single and double.

At Effingham

Teutopolis                 000    011    0    --    2-5-3

St. Anthony              300    131    x    --    8-9-0

Wp -- B. Fearday. LP -- Gaddis.

Teutopolis -- Gaddis, double; Borries, single, double; Waldhoff, single; J. Niebrugge, single

St. Anthony -- Adams, single; B. Fearday, 2 singles, home run, 1 RBi; Roepke, double; Hatton, 2 home runs, 2 RBI; Brent, 2 singles


At Neoga

Effingham High School handed Neoga a 10-1 loss thanks in part to eight runs in the fifth inning.

Neoga tallied a run in the fourth to lead 1-0.

But the Hearts came back with eight runs in the fifth inning. Colton Webb drew a walk, scoring one run, Braxton Lewis drew a walk scoring another run and an error scored two runs before Brody Boehm drew a walk that scored a run. Kaiden Nichols singled home a run and Kaden Koeberlein singled, scoring two runs.

Carter Braddy earned the win for the Hearts. He gave up one hit and one run over five innings, striking out nine and walking four. Koeberlein came on in the sixth to finish out with three strikeouts.

EHS ended with 12 hits in the contest and drew eight walks. Nichols had three singles and an RBI while Boehm had a single, double and two RBI. Jude Traub contributed a single, double and an RBI and Koeberlein had two singles and two RBI.

Neoga had one hit, a single by Cayden Hakman who also drove in the lone run.

The game was called in the top of the seventh due to lightning.

At Neoga

Effingham                   000    082    --    10-12-1

Neoga                         000    100    --      1- 1-1

WP -- Braddy. LP -- Lanham.

Effingham -- Nichols, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Koeberlein, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Fox, double; Webb, 1 RBI; Lewis, single; Traub, single, double, 1 RBI; Braddy, single; Boehm, single, double, 2 RBI

Neoga -- Hakman, single, 1 RBI