The young Windsor/Stew-Stras varsity baseball team dropped 5 games to start the season, a couple by just one run. On Wednesday, they notched their first win, shutting out Ramsey 4-0.

The Hatchets hammered Ramsey wit 11 hits. Austin Wittenberg, Graham Kasey, and Trey Sayers had two hits, each, and 8 Hatchets hit safely.

Freshman pitcher Austin Wittenberg went the distance, going 7 innings, throwing a shut out with just 4 hits. He walked 5 a KO’d 4.

Ramsey was led by Spencer O’Malley, who went 2-for-4 with a double. Jack Allen of Shelbyville, Mid-America Prep hit, and Mid-State Force travel ball hit 1-for-3 for Ramsey.

Younger brother Jack Allen, also of Shelbyille, MAP, and Mid-State Force, was 0-for-4, but reached on an error. Hayes pinch-hit and got the other hit. Carroll went all 6 innings on the mound and gave up 11 hits, but no walks, striking out one.

O’Malley singled in the 1st and jack Allen followed with a walk, but they were held scoreless Shelbyville got enough runs in the 1st for the shutout win. With one out, ,Austin Wittenberg singled. With two outs, Wittenberg got to 2nd on wild pitch and Gavan Wernsing singled him home, 1-0.

Wright walked in the Ramsey 2nd, Reiss walked with one out. Wittenberg rang up the next batter. Kade Allen reached on an error with two outs, but was left on. Kasey reached on an error in the WSS 2nd and Sam Vonderheide singled, but they didn’t score.

Jack Allen singled in the Ramsey 3rd and Marx walked, but they were left on. Ramsey turned a double play to put WSS, despite an Austin Wittenberg lead-off hit, down in order in the 3rd.

Wittenberg KO’d two of the three Ramsey batters in the 4th. Riley Walden led off the WSS 4th with a hit. Kasey followed with a hit. With one out, Sayers singled. to load the bases. Rhett Rincker came through with a RBI-single for an insurance run, 2-0.

Ramsey went in order in the 5th. Jordan Wittenberg led off the WSS 5th with a single. With two outs, Kasey singled. Sam Vonderheide reached on an error and a run scored, 3-0. Sayers followed with an RBI-single, 4-0.

WSS turned a double play in the Ramsey 6th. Seaton walked with one out, But Sayers, at short, scooped a ball, threw to Colin Kinkelaar at 2nd and he threw to Wernsing at 1st.

In the Ramsey 7th, Wittenberg KO’d the first batter. Hayes singled out of the #9 slot. With two outs, ,O’Malley jacked his double. Hayes had to hold at 3rd and Kasey squeezed a fly in center for the final out.


Windsor/Stew-Stras 4, Ramsey 0

Ramsey 000 000 0--0-4-2

W/St-St 100 120 x--4-11-1

WSS stats: Kinkelaar 0-for-4; A Wittenberg 2-for-4, run; J Wittenberg 1-for-4; Wernsing 1-for-3, RBI; Walden 1-for-3, FC, 2 runs; Kasey 2-for-3, ROE, run; S Vonderheide 1-for-3, ROE; Sayers 2-for-3, RBI; R Rincker 1-for-3, FC, RBI; Wetherell . Pitching (W) A Wittenberg 7 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, 5 BBs, 4 Ks.

Ram stats: K Allen 0-for-4, ROE; O’Malley 2-for-4, FC, 2B; J Allen 1-for-3; Carroll 0-for-3, 2 FC, SB; Marx 0-for-2, BB; Wright 0-for-1, FC, BB (Seaton BB); Reiss 0-for-1, BB (Stevens 0-for-1); Cook 0-for-2 (Hayes 1-for-1). Pitching (L) Carroll 6 IP, 4 runs, 11 hits, 0 BB, 1 K.

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