John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — W/SS baseball extended their record to 14-4 on Monday, thanks to a 6th inning, 5-run explosion for a 7-3 win.
It was a good game and a pitching duel between Christian Vonderheide of W/SS and Riley Walk of Neoga. Vonderheide went six innings, giving up three runs, on five hits and three walks, while striking out eight. Walk went 5 and 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits and three walks, while striking out seven.
Neoga took a 2-0 lead out of the gate. W/SS got one run back, then for three innings nobody could score. Neoga made 3-1 in the top of the 5th, but Windsor got it right back, for a 3-2 score, heading into the 6th. Neoga was held scoreless in the top of the inning, but in the bottom of the inning, Windsor/Stew-Stras broke the game open and chased Walk into the dugout with a 5-run rally.
Neoga couldn’t muster a comeback in the top of the 7th and W/SS got their 14th win, to go 10 games over .500.
Four W/SS batters had multiple hits and four drove in runs. Vonderheide helped his own cause, going 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in a run. Trey Leasher was 2-for-3. Alex Allen was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Gunner Theis was 2-for-4 with a run and three runs driven in.
W/SS 7, Neoga 3
Neoga 200 010 0--3-7
W/SS 100 015 x--7-12
W/SS stats: Allen 2-for-4, 2 runs, RBI; Vonderheide 3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI; Theis 2-for-4, run, 3 RBIs; Cole 1-for-4, run, RBI; Fulk 1-for-4; Hubbartt 0-for-4; Leasher 2-for-3; Stremming run; Kramer 1-for-1; Helmuth 0-for-2. Pitching (W) Vonderheide (4-1) 6 IP, 3 runs, 5 hits, 3 BBs, 8 Ks.
Neoga stats: Monroe 1-for-4; Rankin 1-for-4, run, RBI; R. Walk 2-for-3, run, RBI; M. Baker 1-for-4, RBI; Romack 0-for-2; Moore 0-for-3; Albin 0-for-3; J. Baker 2-for-3; Yurs 0-for-2, run. Pitching (L) R. Walk 5 2/3 IP, 6 runs, 11 hits, 2 BBs, 7 Ks.