St. Anthony, South Central Move Into NTC Title Game


Published on October 10 2013 7:38 am
Last Updated on October 10 2013 7:38 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony and South Central picked up victories Wednesday to move into the championship game of the National Trail Conference Baseball Tournament.

St. Anthony 7, Altamont 4

Altamont took a 1-0 first inning lead but St. Anthony came right back to tie the score in the second. The Indians then pushed ahead 4-1 in the sixth but here came the Bulldogs and knotted the score again 4-4 sending the game into extra innings.

The Bulldogs then broke the game open with a three-run ninth. Neil Williams led off the frame when he was hit by a pitch. Austin Bushur followed with a single. With one out, Brandon Puckett hit a sacrifice that drove in a run. Eric Gurtner had a single, driving in a run.

Altamont's Borders led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk but Zach Gardewine toughened up and got the next three batters with a strikeout and two fly balls.

Dasenbrock ended with a single, double and an RBI while Puckett had two singles and three RBI. Gurtner had two singles and an RBI.

Altamont was led by Goeckner and Winn with a single and double each. St. Anthony was seeded fourth while Altamont had the top seed.

At Altamont

St. Anthony          010    000    303    --    7 -9-2

Altamont              100    003    000    --    4-10-1

WP -- Gardewine. LP -- Borders.

St. Anthony -- Williams, single; Bushur, single; Dasenbrock, single, double, 1 RBI; Puckett, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Gurtner, 2 singles, 1 RBI: Rentfrow, single, 1 RBI

Altamont -- Cornett, single; Ziegler, single; Goeckner, single, double; Miller, single; Wolff, single; Armstrong, single; Guerrettaz, single; Winn, single, double


South Central 9, Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor 3

The Cougars of South Central jumped on board in the first inning, scoring four runs. Stew-Stras/Windsor came back with a three-run third but that was all the runs the squad was to score.

South Central, seeded second, banged out 10 hits in the contest led by Noah Powless with a single and a three-run blast in the first to get the Cougars going in the right direction. Dylan Smith chipped in with a single, double and an RBI.

Allen led third-seeded Stew-Stras/Windsor with two singles.

At Kinmundy

Stew-Stras/Windsor          003    000    0    --    3- 3-1

South Central                      411    010    x    --    9-10-3

(South Central linescore adds up to 7 while 9 listed as final on scoresheet turned in)

WP -- Peters. LP -- Moschenrose.

Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor -- Allen, 2 singles; Ohnesorge, single

South Central -- Powless, single, home run (first, two on), 3 RBI; Smith, single, double, 1 RBI; Bray, 2 singles; Hill, 2 singles


Dieterich 1, Brownstown/St. Elmo 0

The lone run came in the first inning in this tight contest as the sixth-seeded Movin' Maroons edged seventh-seeded Brownstown/St. Elmo.

Alex Bohnhoff picked up the pitching win, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out four. Jacob Behrends was the tough-luck loser, allowing five hits, two walks and striking out 11.

Dieterich (6-11) was led by Trenton Poe with two singles and an RBI. BSE (9-11) was led by Levi Maxey with a double.

At Dieterich

Brownstown/St. Elmo          000    000    0    --    0-4-1

Dieterich                                 100    000    x    --    1-5-2

WP -- Bohnhoff. LP -- Behrends.

Brownstown/St. Elmo -- Maxey, double; Parks, single; Lawson, single; Flowers, single

Dieterich -- Bohnhoff, single; Traub, single; Poe, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Hartke, single


Neoga 11, Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 1

The score was tied at 1-1 after two innings before Neoga brought home six runs in the third and never looked back, ending this game in the fifth via the 10-run rule.

Jordan Hoedebecke picked up the pitching win on a five-hitter with no walks and six strikeouts. Tyler Romack hit a solo home run while Devin Olmstead had a home run and three RBI. Trevor Moore had three singles and Hoedebecke two singles and an RBI. Neoga, seeded fifth, improved to 9-10.

BCCH was seeded eighth.

At Neoga

BCCH           100    000    --      1- 5-1

Neoga         016    031    --    11-10-1

WP -- Hoedebecke. LP -- Rexroad.

Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick -- Grove, single; Seaton, single; Kenter, single; Shelton, single, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Rankin, 1 RBI; Monroe, single, 2 RBI; Romack, home run, 1 RBI; Olmstead, home run, 3 RBI; Moore, 3 singles; Walk, single, 1 RBI;  Hoedbecke, single, 1 RBI; Kingery, single


NTC Tournament Schedule

Friday, October 11

Dieterich at Neoga, 4 p.m. (consolation championship)


Saturday, October 12

At Altamont

Altamont vs. Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor, noon (third place)

St. Anthony vs. South Central, 3 p.m. (championship)