SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Windsor/Stew-Stras baseball used rallies to double-up Casey on Friday, 8-4, but a rally in game 2 on Saturday by Central A&M made W/SS settle for a split on Saturday, winning game 1, 4-0, and losing game 2, 4-3.
The Windsor/Stew-Stras coop used two 3-run rallies to count out Casey and run their record to 8-2 on the season.
Down 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, W/SS rattled the bats for three runs. Casey countered in the bottom of the inning with two runs to knot the game, 3-3. Once again, Casey took a 1-run lead in the 4th, 4-3. And, once again, W/SS answered a 1-run deficit with multiple runs, scoring two in the next half-inning.
W/SS was up 5-4 in the top of the 7th when they vaulted away from Casey with another 3-run rally. Casey had no answer in the bottom of the 7th. Hayden Cole hit 2-for-3 for W/SS and drove in four of their eight runs. Trey Leasher was 1-for-4, but drove in two more runs.
Hurler Ben Helton ran his record to 3-1 with the win. Helton shut down Casey, throwing a 1-hit, 3-inning shutout to wrap up the win. He struck out five and walked no one. Despite the 4-run margin of victory, W/SS was out-hit by Casey 8 to 7.
W/SS 8, Casey 4
W/SS 003 020 3--8-7
Casey 012 100 0--4-8
W/SS stats: Allen 1-for-4, 3 runs; Vonderheide 2-for-3, 3 runs, RBI; Theis 0-for-3; Cole 2-for-3, run, 4 RBIs; Fulk 0-for-4; Stremming 1-for-3; Leasher 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Helton 0-for-3; Helmuth 0-for-1, run. Pitching (W) Helton (3-1) 3 1/3 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BBs, 5 Ks.
Casey stats: Stepina 2-for-4, RBI; Glidewell 2-for-4, run; M. McCown 0-for-4; Bland 1-for-4, RBI; S. McCown 0-for-3, run; Belt 1-for-2, RBI; Williams 1-for-3; Chism 1-for-3; Ragan 0-for-2, run; Shellenbarger run. Pitching (L) Belt 4 IP, 5 runs, 5 hits, 3 BBs, 6 Ks.