John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — W/SS baseball (19-4) is on the verge of a 20-win season in their 1st year as a co-op after dismissing Beecher City on Monday, 14-0, South Central on Tuesday, 8-1, then surviving Nokomis in extra-innings on Wednesday, 8-6.
W/SS hammered 13 hits in the 14-zip rout of Beecher City at Windsor. Five W/SS players had multiple hits, led by Gunner Theis, who went 3-for-4 with a home runs in the 3rd, 3 runs scored and four RBIs. Daily Union Athlete of the Week Christian Vonderheide homered in the 1st, going 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Alex Allen was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Brandon Helmuth was a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ben Helton notched his sixth win (6-1) with a 2-hit shut out through four innings, striking out six.
Windsor/Stew-Stras 13, BCCH 0
BCCH 000 00--0-2
W/SS 504 5x--14-13
W/SS stats: Allen 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Vonderheide 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Theis 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Cole 0-for-1, run; Bugger 0-for-1; Fulk 2-for-3, RBI; Leasher 1-for-3, run, 2 RBIs; Ohnesorge 0-for-1, RBI; Kramer 2-for-3; Warner 0-for-1, 2 runs; White 0-for-2; Helmuth 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI. Pitching (W) Helton (6-1) 4 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 4 BB, 6 Ks
BCCH stats: McKay 1-for-3; Barnes 1-for-2. Pitching (L) Kenter 11 runs, 12 hits, 3 BB, 3 Ks
At Stew-Stras on Tuesday, W/SS followed up the rout with a weird win. W/SS was out-hit by South Central 7 to 5, but somehow came away with the win. South Central did boot the ball twice and walked three to make up for the hitting deficit.
W/SS broke a 1-1 tie in the 3rd with a 4-run boost. They held to that lead until the 6th inning, when W/SS added a 3-run rally. Although South Central had seven hits, they couldn’t get the base runners in. W/SS had seven RBIs toward their eight runs, timely hitting.
Aaron White got his fifth win (5-1) going the distance, allowing seven hits, one walk and striking out four.
W/SS 8, South Central 1
S.C. 010 000 0--1-7
W/SS 014 003 x--8-5
W/SS stats: Allen 1-for-3, run; Vonderheide 0-for-3, 2 runs; Theis 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Cole 1-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Fulk 0-for-3, run, RBI; Stremming 1-for-2, 2 RBIs; Leasher 0-for-2; White 0-for-2, RBI; Helmuth 0-for-3. Pitching (W) White (5-1) 7 IP, 1 run, 7 hits, BB, 4 Ks.
S.C. stats: Tharp 1-for-3; Diss 2-for-3; Bray 1-for-3; Hoffman 1-for-3; Schwarm 2-for-3, run, RBI. Pitching (L) Peters 2 IP, 5 runs (2 ER), 2 hits, 2 BB, 2 Ks.
On Wednesday they traveled to Nokomis and faced a team that was just 5-11-1. Easy win right? Wrong. W/SS slammed 12 hits and Nokomis just three hits. But Nokomis knotted the score at the end of regulation, 6-6. W/SS only had five RBIs toawrds their eight runs, despite their 12 hits.
The excruciating win came in the 8th inning when W/SS got a pair of runs in the top of the inning and then held Nokomis. It was Vonderheide that held Nokomis in the extra frame. He came in to stop Nokomis from winning in the 7th. W/SS was up 6-4, when Nokomis scored twice in the last of the 7th. Vonderheide came in and got the last two outs, to force extra-innings. He then shut Nokomis down in the 8th for the win.
Gunner Theis led the way again at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Allen was 3-for-5 with three runs. Vonderheide was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Trey Leasher was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Of their 12 hits, W/SS got 11 of them from four players, leaving gaps in the line-up that limited their rallies and made the game closer than it should have been
W/SS 8, Nokomis 6
W/SS 001 023 02--8-12
Nokomis 002 110 20--6-3
W/SS stats: Allen 3-for-5, 3 runs; Vonderheide 2-for-5, RBI; Theis 4-for-5, run, 4 RBIs; Cole 0-for-4; Fulk 0-for-5; Leasher 2-for-5, RBI; Hubbartt 0-for-3; White run; Stremming 0-for-2; Kramer 1-for-2, run; Helmuth 0-for-3, 2 runs. Pitching (W) Vonderheide (6-1) 1.67 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0, K
Noko stats: Chausse 1-for-3, run; Herpstreith 0-for-2, run, RBI; Kimbro 0-for-3, RBI; Hamlin 1-for-3, run, 2 RBIs; Kirk 1-for-4, RBI; Duaghber 0-for-3, run. Pitching (L) Goldsmith (3-5) 8 IP, 8 runs 94 ER)(, 12 hits, BB, 9 Ks.