EHS Edges Altamont; Area Roundup


Published on April 30 2013 7:35 am
Last Updated on April 30 2013 10:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

Altamont High School took a quick 3-1 first inning lead but couldn't hold on as Effingham's Ciara Kronewitter hit a grand slam in the fifth inning and the Hearts edged Altamont 5-4 in softball action Monday evening.

Deedra Myers had two singles, Kelli Utz a double and Shelby Nunamaker two singles for the Hearts.

Altamont was led by Ledbetter with a single, home run and two RBI and Northrup with two singles and an RBI.

Kronewitter also was the winning pitcher, throwing a six-hitter with no walks and eight strikeouts to improve to 2-4.

At Effingham

Altamont              300    100    0    --    4-6-3

Effingham            100    040    x    --    5-7-2

Ledbetter and White; Kronewitter and Tonn

Altamont -- Ohnesorge, single; Ledbetter, single, home run (first, one on), 2 RBI; Teasley, single; Northrup, 2 singles, 1 RBI

Effingham -- Ke. Utz, double; Myers, 2 singles; Tonn, 1 RBI; Beals, single; Nunamaker, 2 singles; Kronewitter, home run (fifth, three on), 4  RBI


At Neoga

Neoga tallied a 5-1 victory in opening round play of the National Trail Conference Tournament over Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick Monday evening.

BCCH held a 1-0 lead until the second when Neoga knotted the score. The Indians then had a two-run fourth and a two-run sixth.

BCCH outhit Neoga 8-6 as Amanda Pierce, Hannah Wehrle and Haven Lorton had two singles each. Neoga was led by Roderick and Posten with two singles each.

Neoga advances to face top-seeded Altamont Wednesday at 4 p.m. Other contests Wednesday feature Dieterich at Stewardson-Strasburg, St. Elmo/Brownstown at Windsor and South Central at Effingham St. Anthony. All games begin at 4 p.m.

NTC Tournament

BCCH           100    000    0    --    1-8-7

Neoga          010    202    x    --    5-6-1

Herrmann and Hilt; Neece and Albin

Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick -- Pierce, 2 singles; Wehrle, 2 singles; Lolrton, 2 singles; Adams, single; Reed, single, 1 RBI

Neoga -- Potter, single; Roderick, 2 singles; Posten, 2 singles; Neece, single


At Shelbyville

With a 4-2 lead in the top of the fourth, Teutopolis looked like it was on the way to a victory over Shelbyville. However, the Rams came back with four runs in the bottom of the inning then had an eight-run fifth for a 14-5 victory.

T-town had seven hits in the contest but committed six errors. Swingler had three singles and an RBI while Borries had a single and triple.

Shelbyville improves to 16-3 on the season.

At Shelbyville

Teutopolis           003    110    0    --      5-7-6

Shelbyville          200    480    x    --    14-8-4

WP -- Watton. LP -- Swingler.

Teutopolis -- Swingler, 3 singles, 1 RBI; Cowman, single; Borries, single, triple

Shelbyville -- Moll, 2 doubles, home run, 4 RBI; Eigsti, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Fox, single, 1 RBI


At Newton

Newton handed Robinson an 8-3 loss in Little Illini Conference play Monday.

The score was tied at 2-2 after the first inning. The Eagles took a 3-2 lead in the third but Robinson tied in the top of the fourth.  Newton then had a four-run bottom of the frame and went on for the win.

Hardiek picked up the pitching win. Swingler had a single, home run and drove in four runs while McCoy had a single, home run and an RBI.

At Newton

Robinson          200    100    0    --    3-6-2

Newton              201    401    x    --    8-7-0

WP -- Hardiek. LP -- Corder.

Robinson -- Mendenhall, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Sullivan, 2 singles

Newton -- Baker, double; Swingler, single, home run, 4 RBI; McCoy, single, home run, 1 RBI


Other Scores:

Litchfield 6, Pana 0

Litchfield 11, Pana 0

Mount Zion 8, Decatur St. Teresa 2

Casey-Westfield 18, Marshall 4