The Windsor/Stew-Stras pitching doused St. Elmo's fire on Friday, 3-1.
The Hatchet pitchers combined for a 4-hitter, striking out 13 batters and walking zero. Gavan Wernsing went 4 and 2/3 innings throwing a 1-hit shutout and ringing up 11 batters. Trey Sayers came in for 2 and a 1/3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 2.
WSS out-hit St. Elmo 7 to 4 and that was just enough to get the win. WSS scored early against Francisco Viramontes. They had 4 hits and all 3 runs in the first 3 innings, taking advantage of 5 walks. Those walks made the difference.
In the 2nd, Wernsing led off with a single. Graham Kasey walked with one out and Sam Vonderheide doubled a run home. Sayers lined out to right field, but Kasey, who walked, tagged and scored, 2-0.
In the 3rd inning, Colin Kinkelaar walked and Austin Wittenberg singled. Jordan Wittenberg singled and Kinkelaar who walked scored. The two extra runs by WSS reached via walks.
St. Elmo got their lone run in the 6th. A lead-off single was followed by a pop out, a ground out. The run scored on a passed ball before the 3rd out.
Windsor/Stew-Stras 3, St. Elmo 1
WSS 021000 0--3-7-1
St E 000 001 0--1-4-0
WSS stats: Kinkelaar 0-for-2, 2 BBs, run; A Wittenberg 2-for-4; J Wittenberg 2-for-2, HBP, BB, RBI; Wernsing 1-for-3, BB; Walden 0-for-4, FC, run; Kasey 0-for-3, BB, run; S Vonderheide 1-for-3, 2B, RBI; Sayers 1-for-2, BB, RBI; R Rincker 0-for-3. Pitching (W) Wernsing 4.6 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BB, 11 K; Sayers 2.3 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 0 BBs, 2 Ks.
St. E stats: Maxey 0-for-3; Meyers 0-for-3; Atwood 0-for-3; McWhorter 1-for-3, ROE, 2B; Viramontes 0-for-3; Pruett 0-for-3; Nugent 1-for-2, 2B; Chandler 1-for-2, Stine 1-for-2, SB, run. Pitching (L) Viramontes 4 IP, 3 runs, 4 hits, 5 BBs, 4 Ks; Meyers 3 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 BB, 5 Ks.