July 31, 2014

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Lady Tigers capture five of last six to improve to 6-3 overall

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
The BHS Lady Tigers, winners of five of their last six outings, went 4-1 this past week. They defeated Lewistown, Macomb, Auburn, and Springfield High before losing to QND in the championship of the BHS Invite.

BHS vs. Lewistown
The BHS Lady Tigers used a huge seven-run third inning to post an 11-7 road win over the Lady Indians from Lewistown.
The hometowners were down 3-0 until the big seven-run third inning. They added two more in the fourth, and picked up single tallies in the fifth and sixth to post the 11-7 final.
Sarah Seaman carried the big “stick” for the locals as she went two-for-four, including a triple and four RBI’s. Maddie Fox also had a big day as she went three-for-four with two ribbies, while Morgan Davidsmeier and Alyssa Lewis had two hits each in the winning effort.

BHS Tigers on a win streak as they roll to five straight wins

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor
The Beardstown Tigers boys baseball team has a five-game win streak going, as their bats came alive this past week. The O&B ran their win streak to five straight after a slow 1-4 start by winning four contests this past week to bring their season mark to 6-4.
This past week they knocked off Pittsfield 6-3, Athens 10-2, and tripped up B/P-City in a twin-bill  by scores of 13-2, 20-1.

BHS vs. Pittsfield
The O&B got five solid innings from Jacob Janssen who went five-innings allowing two runs, one earned, gave up four hits, walked three and struck out two. D’ante McWilliams finished up going the final two innings, walking four, striking out three, allowing one hit and one run.
Pittsfield scored one run in the bottom of the first, added one run in the fourth to lead 2-0. The hometowners then came alive as they put a six-spot on the board in the top of the sixth. Rick Dour delivered a two-run single, with Janssen, Markus Bauser and Chad McCombs also delivering RBI’s in the six-run uprising.
BHS stole four bases in the contest, three by Dour and one by Bauser. The Saukees helped the Tiger cause by committing five errors.

Tim Ward receives special honor As District 17 LL administrator

District 17 Little League administrator Tim Ward was surprised at the Little League Congress District Administrator luncheon with the presentation by President CEO Stephen Keener of the 2014 Little League International Meritorious Service Award for Central Region. CEO Keener presented a plague which stated, "In appreciation of voluntary service to support and perpetuate the ideals of Little League and for commitment to the healthy development of children."

BHS Lady Tigers stub their toes dropping both ends of a double-header

By Don Chipman
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The BHS Lady Tigers had a rough Saturday when they dropped both ends of a road trip twin-bill to the Lady Crimsons from Jacksonville. The O&B lost the opener by a 9-8 close decision, and dropped the nightcap by a 12-1 final on the 10-run rule. Aileana Rawlins had a big day for the locals as she went 6-for-7, smashed two home runs, added a double to go with three RBI’s in the two contests.
The Lady Trojans finished the week with a 1-2 mark.

BHS Tigers take a win over North Fulton

By Don Chipman
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The BHS Tigers are not accustomed to going 2-5 to start a season but it is what it is. The O&B lost the season opener to Triopia 5-2, dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Macomb, bounced back with a 9-1 win over Southeastern, and were spanked by South Fulton here at home last Saturday, losing both ends of a twin-bill, the O&B lost 4-2 in the opener and 12-1 in the nightcap. Beardstown defeated North Fulton 12-2 in Monday’s game.

BHS Lady Tracksters hold home meet

By Don Chipman
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Beardstown High School girls track team hosted a quad track meet at the BHS Athletic Complex this past Monday. Rushville/Industry won the four-team meet with a 115 point total.
Finishing second with 84 points was West Central Lady Cougars, while Virginia placed  third with 47 points, and the hosts Beardstown placed fourth with 27 points.
The Beardstown High School girls track team is coached by long time veteran BHS coach, John Gutman.

A-C Central hosts youth basketball tournaments

By Colin Arthalony
In the third grade division, the A-C Central Knights took first place. In the championship game, the Knights faced off against the Shamrocks from Our Saviour School in Jacksonville.
The Shamrocks exploded to a 13-2 lead to start the game, however, A-C Central stepped up their defense and was able to cut the deficit to 13-8 at the half. The tough defense continued as the Knights held the Shamrocks to just three points in the second half. Gavin Arthalony scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead the Knights. Other A-C Central players to score were Colin Owens with four points, Will Boston added two, and Will Merwin with two points.

Lady Trojans start with 2-2 mark

By Don Chipman
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After dropping the season opener to Carrollton 10-1, the Lady Trojans picked up a 6-5 win over Greenfield/NW and a 6-5 decision over North Greene to raise their record to 2-1 for the young season.

Triopia Trojans off and running with fast 4-0 start

By Don Chipman
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Triopia is off and running with a splendid 4-0 start. They knocked off Carrollton 11-5 in the season opener, defeated Greenfield/Northwestern 11-6, slipped past Beardstown 5-2, and escaped North Greene 4-3.

Triopia vs. Carrollton
The Trojans successfully opened the 2014 season with an 11-5 whipping of the Carrollton Hawks. Delivan Cox started and went the first three innings, leaving with a 5-4 lead to pick up the win, with Dirk Winkleman going three innings, allowing one run, and Nate Shanks hurled a scoreless seventh.
Triopia out-hit the Hawks 12-8, led by Dirk Winkelman who went 3-for-5 with three RBI’s, Griffin Greene was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in, Will Alexander was 3-for-4 with two RBI’s, and Wyatt Logsdon also went 3-for-5 with two ribbies.
Carrollton led 4-2 after three, but the Trojans scored three in the fourth, to take a 5-4 lead, added two in the fifth, and finished it off with four runs in the top of the seventh for the 11-5 win.