Marty Johnson among four area players selected for KC District All-Star Game
Vandalia senior Marty Johnson is one of four area seniors selected to play in Sunday's Kaskaskia College District All-Star Game.
Patoka's Sawyer Potter, and South Central's Andrew Snow and Taylor Cain were also selected.
Mulberry Grove's Harley Steed and Allen Tompkins were invited, but are unable to attend.
Admission to the 3 p.m. game is $3 for adults and $1 for students.
St. Elmo baseball gets three big wins
The St. Elmo High School baseball team ended a short losing streak with a big win against Pana last Thursday.
Winning that game was a goal for senior Kase Stolte, and he hit a home run and earned the win during the 9-3 victory.
He struck out eight from the mound in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Junior Ben Sperry was 2-for-2 with two singles and two RBI, and freshman Levi Maxey also drove home a pair.
St. Elmo at Central A&M
Last Friday, the Eagles got a grand slam and six RBI from sophomore Connor Beasley during a 12-9 win against Central A&M.
Sperry was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, and freshman Dalton Parks was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles.
Beasley picked up the win in relief of Sperry. Beasley had four wins on the season.
St. Elmo at Dieterich
On Tuesday, the Eagles defeated Dieterich, 3-2, by scoring twice in the seventh inning.
The Eagles had just four hits, and Beasley pitched a complete game to get the win.
St. Elmo softball wins NTC doubleheader
The St. Elmo High School softball team scored 30 runs in a doubleheader against Neoga last Thursday, winning, 17-12 and 13-0.
Sophomore Savannah Feezel was 6-for-7 with two home runs and three triples in the two games. Sophomore Samantha Austin was 5-for-7 with three RBI.
"Savannah broke out in a big way," said coach Tom Fedrigon. "She really smashed the ball tonight."
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St. Elmo vs. Effingham
The next day, the Lady Eagles lost to Effingham, 13-1.
St. Elmo did have eight hits, but twice players grounded out to the pitcher for inning-ending double plays.
"We just couldn't catch a break tonight," Fedrigon said. "But sometimes, that is the way the game goes."
South Central beats Greenville; now 7-3
The South Central High School baseball team beat Greenville, 4-2, on Tuesday to improve to 7-3 on the season.
Senior Derek Harmeier picked up the win by pitching a complete game and striking out 10.
The Cougars scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, and took the lead on a hit by junior Cole Armstrong.
The team is hosting its Wooden Bat Classic this weekend.
at Benton Tournament
South Central was 1-1 at the Benton Tournament on Saturday, beating Zeigler-Royalton, 16-11, and falling to the hosts, 18-4.
Armstrong and sophomore Fischer Tharp both homered in the win, and Luke Krajefska was 4-for-4.
In the loss, the Cougars scored four times in the first inning, with RBI coming from Krajefska, Reid Drewes and Colton Wilkins. Bret Pitts was 3-for-3 in that game.
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Ramsey routs Neoga; then loses twice
The Ramsey High School softball team defeated Neoga, 21-4, last Wednesday, before losing to Central A&M and Greenville the next two days.
Taylor Knisley and Bre Sefton both had home runs in the win. Knisley also scored four times and earned the win after striking out 10 and allowing one hit from the pitcher's circle.
Peyton Banal had six RBI in the game.
Against Central A&M last Thursday, Shuanna Rainey scored after doubling in the third, but the Lady Rams lost, 9-3.
Knisley drove home senior Asheli Cole in the seventh, and Seaton scored a run in the fifth.
Last Friday, Greenville beat Ramsey, 8-2.
Banal and Stevie Coates both scored in the fifth inning for the Lady Rams.
Ramsey vs. Neoga
Ramsey at Central A&M
Ramsey at Greenville
Brownstown loses to Stew-Stras in 10
It took 10 innings for Stew-Stras to defeat Brownstown on Tuesday.
The Comets added four runs in the final inning to break a 1-1 tie and send the Bombers' season record to 2-7 with the 5-1 loss.
Junior Brady McDowell doubled junior Coleman Scott home in the fourth inning to tie the game at one, but neither team would score for the next five innings.
The teams combined for just 10 hits and 15 strikeouts in the game.
Senior Bryce Mason was hit with the loss in relief of freshman Eric Gurtner.