Neoga Finishes Fourth, EHS Fifth At Robinson Tournament

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Published on April 29 2013 12:34 pm
Last Updated on April 29 2013 6:55 pm
Written by Millie Lange

ROBINSON -- Neoga claimed fourth place while Effingham was fifth out of eight teams at the Robinson Softball Tournament Saturday.

The Indians played Hutsonville/Palestine to a 4-4 tie because of the time limit. Neoga led 4-2 until the fifth when Hutsonville/Palestine scored two runs to knot the score.

In the second contest, Robinson claimed a 6-1 win over Neoga. The Maroons took a 4-0 first inning lead and never looked back.

In the third game, Neoga downed South Central 7-2. Neece picked up the pitching win on a three-hitter with one walk and three strikeouts. Neece also had two singles, a double and an RBI while Jean had two singles and an RBI and Albin three singles and an RBI.

Neoga then fell to Red Hill (Bridgeport) 12-3 to finish fourth. The Indians are 5-8-1 on the season.

Effingham lost its opener to Red Hill 8-3. Red Hill held a 2-1 lead until the fifth then broke the game open with six runs. Kelly Utz had a single and a double for the Hearts while Brandy Pontious had two singles and a double.

In the second game, Effingham defeated Olney 6-4. The Hearts had 10 hits in the contest while Olney had six errors. Utz and Deedra Myers had a single and a double each. Utz drove in one run while Myers had two RBI.

The Hearts then lost to Carbondale 9-0. Sears pitched a perfect no-hitter for Carbondale.

EHS then defeated Hutsonville/Palestine 12-1 in five innings via the 10-run rule. EHS had 15 hits in the contest led by Utz with three singles, Hope Collier, Kaylee Tonn and Ciara Kronewitter with two singles and an RBI each, Myers with a single, double and an RBI and Madison Weis with a single, grand slam home run and five RBI.

Robinson Tournament

Game One

Hutsonville/Palestine          200    02    --    4-6-1

Neoga                                      121    00    --    4-5-2

Hutsonville/Palestine -- Nehis, single, double; Newiln, single; Surrells, single

Neoga -- Jean, single, 1 RBI; Albin, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Taylor, double, 1 RBI

Game Two

Neoga                001    000    0    --    1- 5-2

Robinson          401    100    x    --    6-10-2

WP -- Randolph. LP -- Posten.

Robinson -- Mendenall, 2 singles; Calip, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Bowen, double, 3 RBI

Neoga -- Neece, single; Jean, single

Game Three

Neoga                        103    201    0    --    7-12-2

South Central           010    001    0    --    2- 3-2

WP -- Neece. LP -- King.

Neoga -- Neece, 2 singles, double, 1 RBI; Jean, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Albion, 3 singles, 1 RBI

South Central -- Whitt, triple; Cain, single, double

Game Four

Red Hill           104    320    2    --    12-12-4

Neoga             110    001    0    --     3- 3-5

WP -- Moan. LP -- Polstein.

Red Hill -- Jennis, single, double, 2 RBI; Jennis, 3 singles, 4 RBI; Paulin, single, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Blazich, double, 1 RBI; Posten, single

Game One

Red Hill               010    160    0    --    8-5-3

Effingham          001    020    0    --    3-6-6

LP -- Tonn.

Red Hill -- no hits listed

Effingham -- Ke. Utz, single, double; Pontious, 2 singles, double; Beals, double, 2 RBI

Game Two

Effingham          302    100    --    6-10-3

Olney                  000    211    --    4- 6-6

WP -- Kronewitter.

Effingham -- Ke. Utz, single, double, 1 RBI; Pontious, single; Beals, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Myers, single, double, 2 RBI; Nunamaker, double; White, single; Weis, double

Olney -- no hits listed

Game Three

Carbondale 9, Effingham 0

WP -- Sears. LP -- Collier.

Effingham -- no hits

Carbondale -- no hits listed

Game Four

Effingham                               038    01    --    12-15-1

Hutsonville/Palestine          100    00    --     1- 3-2

WP -- Myers.

Effingham -- Ke. Utz, 3 singles; Collier, 2 singles 1 RBI; Tonn, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Kronewitter. 2 singles, 1 RBI; Myers, single, double, 1 RBI; Weis, single, home run (third, three on), 5 RBI; Ko. Utz, single; Jamerson, single, 1 RBI

Hutsonville/Palestine -- no hits listed

Other Scores:

Mattoon 10, Charleston 0

Mattoon 6, Charleston 0

Mount Zion 10, Salem 1

Mount Zion 13, Salem 3

Pana 11, Taylorville 5