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Area baseball roundup (March 24)

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By The Staff

St. Elmo wallops Ramsey for third win
Senior Kase Stolte was 4-for-5 with a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning, and freshman Levi Maxey picked up his first win of the season, as the Eagles downed Ramsey, 14-1, on Tuesday.

St. Elmo had 15 hits in the game, including three each from juniors Ben Sperry and Garrett Bartels. Maxey also hit a home run.

For Ramsey, freshman Tyler Knisley was 1-for-3 with a single and took the loss after allowing nine runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Sperry homers, but Eagles lose to T-Town
St. Elmo junior Ben Sperry slugged a home run against Teutopolis on Monday, but that would be the Eagles' only hit in a 7-1 loss.

Sophomore Connor Beasley (1-1) took the loss, throwing a complete game but allowing seven runs and nine hits over seven innings.

Eagles go 1-1 at Greenville
St. Elmo played three games at a round robin in Greenville this past weekend.

The Eagles defeated Harvard in their first game, 7-1, but lost to Greenville, 12-0, in their second.

Senior Kase Stolte was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles against Harvard. He also pitched a complete game, allowing one run and five hits over six innings, while striking out 11.

Junior Ben Sperry had a pair of doubles to drive in two runs, and junior Garrett Bartels drove in a run on one of his two singles.

Three other Eagles recorded hits in the game.

Greenville run-ruled the Eagles after five innings, doing most of its damage in an eight-run second inning.

Sperry (0-1) took the loss for the Eagles, allowing 10 runs in one inning of work.

He was 1-for-2 at the plate with a single, as was Stolte.

St. Elmo shuts out Christ Our Rock
Sophomore Connor Beasley had 12 strikeouts in a six-inning effort that helped earn the Eagles a 4-0 shutout of Christ Our Rock Lutheran last Thursday.

Beasley helped his own cause with an RBI double during the game. Senior Kase Stolte, junior Blaine Scholes and freshman Dalton Parks each drove in a run.

Shelbyville one-hits St. Elmo in opener
St. Elmo had a slow start to the season. The Eagles were one-hit by Shelbyville during a five-inning, 15-1 loss last Wednesday.

Freshman Levi Maxey recorded the hit, and senior Kase Stolte took the loss for St. Elmo.

Seven different players had hits for the Rams, who scored nine runs in the fourth.

Ramsey drops doubleheader to Red Hill
Ramsey was 0-2 in a season-opening doubleheader at Red Hill on Saturday, losing game one, 12-1, and dropping game two, 10-0.

Sophomore Ryan Black singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on senior Luke Webb's double in the fourth inning. Red Hill's pitcher had been tossing a perfect game until that point.

The Rams could only manage two more hits the rest of the game, however, and freshman Tristan Wesselman was hit with the loss after allowing eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. Senior Andrew Cunningham had six strikeouts in two innings of relief.

In game two, Webb had Ramsey's only hit, a single in the second inning.

Two walks and a fielder's choice did put sophomore Nick Wodtka on third in the fifth inning, but he would not score.

Webb took the loss after allowing 10 runs (four earned) in four innings of work. Freshman Tyler Knisley had three strikeouts in relief.

Brownstown wins season-opener
Brownstown won its season-opener against Patoka on Monday, 8-1.

Senior Bryce Mason opened the season with a single and later scored the Bombers' first run of the season. He was 2-for-3, with two singles and three runs.

On the mound, Mason pitched a complete game, with 11 strikeouts, four hits and three walks.

Sophomore Shane Sefton stole three bases during the game, and junior Brady McDowell had three RBI.

For Patoka, senior Zach Wadkins singled and scored the Warriors' run in the fourth inning.

Three Warriors pitched, with freshman Clinton Hood taking the loss.