Windsor/Stew-Stras baseball got a walk-off win at the Louisville Sectional semifinal game on Thursday to advance to the championship game, beating Edwards County, 4-3.
Alex Allen was looming large at 3rd base with just one out in the bottom of the 7th in a 3-3 tie game. When Kevin Shuh, Edwards County’s starter, threw a pitch that skipped away from the catcher, Allen raced home for the win.
Allen hit 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and the winning run.
The game was back and forth with neither team getting much momentum. W.SS had nine hits and Edwards County seven, but those 16 hits were scattered and kept the score low.
E.C. went up 1-0 in the 1st. They went up 2-0 in the 4th, but Windsor tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the 4th. W.SS went up 3-2 in the 6th, but E.C. knotted the game again in the top of the 7th, 3-3.
Mark Jones started for W.SS and went three and two-thirds innings. He fell behind 2-0, giving up just four hits and two walks, while striking out two. Allen came on in relief, went two innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out one.
Christian Vonderheide came on in the 7th to try to close Edwards County out, leading 3-2. However, he gave up a hit and a run to make it a tie game, before W.SS won it in the bottom of the 7th, to give Vonderheide the win.
Four Devils had multiple hits in the game. Besides Allen, Vonderheide hit 2-for-2, with two walks, two stolen bases and a run. Dylan Ohnesorge was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Devon Deremiah hit 2-for-3.
Shuh not only gave up nine hits, but walked eight batters, while striking out just three. E.C. also committed three errors. W.SS had 20 batters reach base, but had seven out on the base paths and left nine runners on base. E.C. had eight batters left on base.