September 2, 2014

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Lady Tigers have good week; improve to 8-4

BHS vs. Farmington
The BHS Lady Tigers made the long trip to Farmington pulling off a 7-1 win over the Lady Farmers a week ago Tuesday.
Seaman carried the day for the locals as she not only spun a nifty two-hitter, but led the Lady Tigers’ 12-hit attack as she drove in three runs. Seaman walked two and struck out three in the 7-1 win.
Beardstown jumped on Farmington early for four runs in the top of the first and never looked back.
Maddie Fox also had a good day banging out a pair of doubles on a two-for-three effort including two RBI’s. Emma White went two-for-three with a ribbie, while Maddie Cowell was two-for-three and scored two runs.

BHS gets invitation to join the WIVC Conference

By Don Chipman
Sports editor

The Western Illinois Valley Conference (WIVC) extended an invitation to Beardstown High School to join the “Valley” in ‘football only’ beginning in the 2015 season. The ball was put in the Tigers’ court and they accepted waiting upon a binding decision from the Beardstown School Board to accept the invitation.
The Star-Gazette contacted head football coach Tyler Buhlig concerning the movement from the Prairieland to the WIVC.

BHS Tigers continue winning ways with twin-bill kill of Ducks

By Don Chipman
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Two area powerhouses met last Wednesday and the Pleasant Plains Cardinals prevailed over the BHS Tigers in a close 5-4 decision  here at Ed Lewis Feld last Wednesday.
Chad Weller got the win in relief of starter M. Koehler who gave up all four runs, with Weller hurling four scoreless innings. Justice Wrobleski took the loss, allowing Plains five runs, all earned, on six hits, walking two and striking out one. Jacob Janssen hurled a scoreless inning and Rick Dour went two innings and did not allow a run or a hit, while striking out two.

BHS Lady Soccer Team loses to Lutheran High by a 5-0 final

By Don Chipman
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The BHS Lady Tigers soccer team traveled to Springfield last Saturday to play Lutheran High.
The hometowners lost for the third time this season,  going down by a 5-0 shutout loss to the Lady Crusaders.

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.