The Windsor/Stew-Stras Co-op juggernaut (21-5) recorded their 20th win last week with a romp over Ramsey, 10-3. On Saturday they finished their regular season with a split over Coal City at Grimes Field, winning 2-1, and losing 6-5.
W/SS pounded out 13 hits and put up a 7-run 3rd to deliver a mortal wound to the Rams. Five W/SS players had multiple hits. Alex Allen was 3-for-4, scoring twice. Christian Vonderheide hit 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in two. Hayden Cole was 2-for-3, scoring once and driving in three runs. Justin Fulk was also 2-for-3, while Brandon Helmuth was 2-for-2, with a run scored and an RBI.
Ben Helton threw a 3-hitter over three innings and notched his seventh win against one loss. With a 8-1 lead he took his bow.
W/SS 10, Ramsey 3
W/SS 170 001 1--10-13
Ramsey 100 001 1--3-6
W/SS stats: Allen 3-for-4, 2 runs; Vonderheide 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; mTheis 0-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Ohnesorge 0-for-1; Tilford 0-for-1; Cole 2-for-3, run, 3 RBIs; Leasher 1-for-2, 2 RBIs; Fulk 2-for-3; Helton 0-for-2, run; Kramer 0-for-1; White 0-for-1; Stremming 0-for-2, run; Warner 1-for-2; Helmuth 2-for-2, run, RBI; Smith 0-for-2. Pitching (W) Helton (7-1) 3 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 2 BBs, 4 Ks.
Ramsey stats: Knisely 4-for-4, 2 runs; Hunt 1-for-3; Pryor 0-for-3; Black 1-for-4, run, RBI; Wesselman 0-for-2; Reiss 0-for-1; Hunt 0-for-2; Lay 0-for-1, RBI; Davis 0-for-3; Cunningham 0-for-3; Kelly 0-for-1; Holland 0-for-2. Pitching (L) Holland 3 IP, 8 runs, 8 hits, 3 BBs,0 Ks.
An upscale clash of the titans took place at Grimes Field on Saturday, with what was essentially a draw as Windsor/Stew-Stras won game 1 and Coal City won game 2, both 1-run contests.
Christian Vonderheide (7-1) claimed another close win in game 1. He went the first five innings allowing one run on five hits, walked no one, and struck out no one. The W/SS defense did their job holding Coal City in check. Coal City counted coup early with a single run. McLuckie led off, got on, and came around to score.