Altamont Edges SS/W For NTC Softball Tourney Title, MTC Tourney Opens


Published on May 13 2014 2:13 am
Last Updated on May 13 2014 4:32 am
Written by Millie Lange

ALTAMONT -- Altamont High School put together three runs and edged Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor 3-1 to win the championship game of the National Trail Conference Softball Tournament Monday evening.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first inning then tacked on two more in the third.  Stew-Stras/Windsor's lone run came in the fourth.

Deidre Ledbetter picked up the pitching win on a five-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts. M. Ohnesorge, L. Ohnesorge and Ledbetter had two hits each while L. Ohnesorge drove in three runs.

The Indians are now 22-4 on the season. Stew-Stras/Windsor drops to 19-5.

At Altamont

NTC Championship Game

Stew-Stras/Windsor          000    100    0    --    1

Altamont                                102    000    x    --    3

WP -- Ledbetter. LP -- Knop.

Stew-Stras/Windsor -- Knop, 2 singles; Tabor, 2 singles

Altamont -- M. Ohnesorge, 2 singles; L. Ohnesorge, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Ledbetter, 2 singles


Third Place Game

Effingham St. Anthony blanked St. Elmo/Brownstown 10-0 to capture the third place game.

The Bulldogs stepped out to a 2-0 lead and held that until the sixth when they tallied six more and two in the seventh. Makayla Walsh pitched the four-hitter with no walks and 10 strikeouts.

Hunter Niebrugge had a triple and two RBI for the Bulldogs while L. Gurtner and Maddie Schuette had a double each. Schuette drove in two runs. M. Nuxoll had two singles and two RBI.

At St. Elmo

Third Place Game

St. Anthony                              200    006    2    --    10-6-0

St. Elmo/Brownstown           000    000    0    --      0-4-7

WP -- Walsh. LP -- Scholes.

St. Anthony -- Niebrugge, triple, 2 RBI; Gurtner, double; M. Schuette, double, 2 RBI; Nuxoll, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Gardewine, single

St. Elmo/Brownstown -- Fitch, single; Moss, single; D. Austin, single; Scholes, single


Consolation Championship

Neoga came from behind to edge Dieterich 8-7 to win the NTC consolation championship game.

Dieterich stepped out to a 6-0 first inning lead on Neoga. The Indians tallied two in the third. Both teams scored a single run in the fourth. Dieterich held a 7-3 lead going into the sixth when Neoga tallied three runs to pull within 7-6.

Neoga then scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Indians loaded the bases and Jessica Blazich hit a double to score both runs. The Indians improve to 10-15.

Dieterich was led by Bannick, Thoele, Vahling, Heuerman and Garbe had a double each. Heuerman had two RBI while Bannick, Vahling and Garbe had one RBI each.

At Neoga

Dieterich           600    100    0    --    7-7-8

Neoga                002    103    2    --    8-5-3

WP -- Neece. LP -- Higgs.

Dieterich -- Bannick, double, 1 RBI; Thoele, double; Vahling, double, 1 RBI; Wright, single; Cox, single, 2 RBI; Heuerman, double, 2 RBI; Garbe, double, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Blazich, double, 1 RBI; Posten, single; Albin, single; Padgett, single; Blazich, single, 2 RBI


Midland Trail Conference Tournament

The Midland Trail Conference Tournament opened play Monday evening. Noble/Clay City defeated Grayville 12-2 while Woodlawn bounced Webber Township (Bluford) 16-1. The Odin/Sandoval vs. Cisne contest was suspended because of rain.

Today's pairings include the suspended game starting at 3:30 p.m. between Odin/Sandoval and Cisne. The winner of that contest faces Wayne City around 4:30 p.m. Noble/Clay City takes on Woodlawn at 4:30 p.m. in Noble.


 At Toledo

Cumberland claimed a 5-3 win over Newton in Little Illini Conference competition Monday.

The Pirates held a 1-0 lead after four innings then added on three runs in the fifth. Newton scored two in the top of the sixth but fell short.

Cumberland had 11 hits in the game led by Thornton with a single and double, Booker with a single, double and an RBI, Casey with two doubles and an RBI and Jackson with a single and double.

Kerner and Baker had two singles each for the Eagles while Kerner added an RBI.

At Toledo

Newton                  000    002    1    --    3-   9-0

Cumberland          010     031    x    --    5-11-0

WP -- Carlen. PL -- Mccoy.

Newton -- Kerner, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Baker, 2 singles

Cumberland -- Thornton, single, double; Booker, single, double, 1 RBI; Casey, 2 doubles, 1 RBI; Jackson, single, double



Vandalia 9, Ramsey 2

Ramsey 11, Vandalia 4

Argenta-Oreana 9, Taylorville 8

Casey-Westfield 10, Olney 0

Flora 13, Red Hill (Bridgeport) 3

Taylorville 10, Auburn 0

Mount Zion 9, Bloomington 0