The Windsor/Stew-Stras Blue Devil co-op (28-8) earned a trip back to the super-sectional after a 5-0 defeat of NTC rival and Cinderella postseason opponent South Central (13-16) on Saturday.
Christian Vonderheide shutout South Central, throwing a 4-hitter over seven innings, striking out eight. Vonderheide helped himself, going 1-for-2, drew two walks, scoring three of their five runs, and driving in a fourth.
Vonderheide earned his second win in two days. He pitched just 1.3 innings on Thursday in the closer role and recorded that win to advance to the final.
Nic Hutchinson was 1-for-2, drew a walk, and drove in two of the runs. Brandon Helmuth was 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Jacob Kramer and Alex Allen also had doubles.
South Central did not have a stellar game. The Cougar starter lasted 5.1 innings, walking eight, hitting two batters, and giving up seven hits. South Central also booted the ball twice. Hayden Cole drew two walks, while Derek Moshenrose and Kramer also drew walks. Helmuth and Kramer were also hit by pitches.
Windsor/Stew-Stras had 17 base runners and South Central only had five base runners in the lop-sided sectional championship game.
Windsor/Stew-Stras plays the Super-Sectional Championship at Marion (4:30 p.m.) against Bluford Webber, who beat Shawnee in the Cobden Sectional. Last year, the Shawnee Redskins advanced, faced the Blue Devils, and won.
Windsor/Stew-Stras 5, South Central 0
SoC 000 000 0--0-4-2
W/SS 101 102 x--5-7-1
W/SS stats: Allen 1-for-4, 2B, run; Helmuth 1-for-3, HBP, 2B; Vonderheide 1-for-2, 2 BBs, SB, 3 runs, RBI; Cole 0-for-2, 2 BBs; Kramer 1-for-2, BB, 2B, HBP, RBI; Hutchinson 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBIs; Bugger 0-for-1; D. Ohnesorge 1-for-4; Moschenrose 1-for-2, BB; Deremiah 0-for-3. Pitching (W) Vonderheide 7 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 0 BBs, 8 Ks.
SC stats: Ratterman 0-for-3; Powless 0-for-3; Holmes 0-for-3; Hill 0-for-3; Henken 0-for-3; Smith 1-for-3; Bray 1-of-2; Ross 1-for-3; Harmeier 1-for-2. Pitching (L) Peters 5.1 IP, 5 runs (3 ER), 7 hits, 8 BBs, 2 Ks; Ratterman .6 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BB, 0 Ks.