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Illinois prep baseball roundup: Raiders impressive on way to Beardstown tourney title

Quincy Notre Dame's Griffin Kirn
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Apr. 14, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Apr. 14, 2019 12:50 am

The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team earned a pair of shutout victories on the way to winning the Beardstown Tournament championship Saturday afternoon in Beardstown, Ill.

QND opened with a 6-0 victory over Pleasant Plains, who eliminated QND in last year's sectional final, and won the title with a 12-0 victory over Beardstown.

QND pitcher Griffin Kirn threw a complete-game shutout against Pleasant Plains, allowing just four hits and striking out seven. The Raiders broke a scoreless game on Alex Mast's two-run double.

In the championship, the Raiders erupted for eight runs in the first inning highlighted by Nick Schwartz's bases-clearing double. That gave more than enough run support for Dylan Foley, who allowed just one hit and struck out four.

Schwartz finished with four RBIs.

Central 10, Liberty 6: Eric Jones struck out 14 in 5 2/3 innings to guide the Panthers in a cluster in Liberty, Ill.

Those were needed, as Jones worked around six unearned runs scored by the Eagles. Liberty scored three runs apiece in the first two innings to take a 6-2 lead.

Central, however, rallied with a six-run fourth inning to take the lead.

Central's Peyton Clampitt had three hits with a double and three RBIs. Blake Eyler had two doubles and two RBIs.

Joe Owens had a double and an RBI for Liberty.

Jacksonville 17, Central 7: The Crimsons led by eight runs through three innings and didn't look back in Liberty, Ill.

Central's Collin Sally drove in two runs and scored twice. Clampitt had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

Jacksonville 19, Liberty 3: The Crimsons scored 15 runs in the fifth inning to blow the game open in Liberty, Ill.

Liberty only trailed 4-3 heading into the inning before Jacksonville's eruption. The Crimsons had eight hits in the frame.

Illini West 5-13, Rushville-Industry 4-4: The Chargers got two solid pitching performances to sweep a doubleheader from the Rockets in Carthage, Ill.

In the opener, Carter Boyer threw a complete game and allowed just four hits while striking out 12. Despite his outing, Rushville led 4-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth. However, Illini West plated runs in the next two innings to take the lead.

Dalton Endres tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth. The go-ahead run scored on a bases-loaded walk in the sixth.

In the nightcap, Michael Lord threw five innings of one-hit ball and struck out seven for the victory.

The Chargers got going offensively with a four-run third inning and a five-run sixth to put the game away. The Chargers banged out 16 hits.

Kellen Dysert led Illini West with three hits and four RBIs. Lord also had three hits and drove in two runs, while Nick Vorhies scored four runs.

Payson Seymour 11, West Hancock 4: The Indians exploded for an eight-run seventh inning to pick up a victory in Hamilton, Ill.

The Indians trailed for most of the game until Josiah Hull's RBI single tied the game at 4 in the seventh. That sparked the big inning for Payson, which was capped off by a three-run homer by Lucas Loos.

Loos had three hits and three RBIs.

 

Illini West 13, Rushville-Industry 3

Rushville-Industry 200 010--3 1 3

Illini West 220 315--13 16 1

Klitz, Weishaar, Greer, and Hulvey; Gooding, Lord, and Pollock. WP--Lord. LP--Klitz. 2B--Illini West 3 (Dysert, Gooding, Lord). 3B--Illini West 1 (Vorhies).

 

Illini West 5, Rushville-Industry 4

Rushville-Insdustry 010 030 0--4 4 6

Illini West 120 011 x--5 7 3

Hulvey and Weishaar; Boyer and Gooding. WP--Boyer. LP--Hulvey. 2B--Illini West 2 (Belshaw, Gooding).

 

Central 10, Liberty 6

Central 020 610 1--10 13 8

Liberty 330 000 0--6 4 5

Jones, Neisen, and Ippensen; Spilker, Hedrick, and Kasparie. WP--Jones. LP--Spilker. 2B--Central 3 (Clampitt, Eyler 2), Liberty 1 (Owens).

 

Jacksonville 17, Central 7

Central 005 200--7 4 4

Jacksonville 625 121--17 12 1

Neisen, Sally, Meier, Eyler, Ippensen, and ; Rohzk, Ervin, Hadden, and . WP--Hadden. LP--Neisen. 2B--Jacksonville 3 (Dekker 3).

 

Jacksonville 19, Liberty 3

Jacksonville 004 0(15)--19 12 0

Liberty 003 00--3 3 9 2

Brammeier and Eard. Hanlin, Ensley (5), Dennis (5) and Kasparie. WP--Brammeier. LP--Hanlin. 2B--Jacksonville 3 (Huston 2, Branstein), Liberty 1 (Hedrick). 3B--Jacksonville 1 (Eard), Liberty 1 (Thompson).

 

Quincy Notre Dame 6, Pleasant Plains 0

QND 000 320 1--6 8 0

Pleasant Plains 000 000 0--0 4 0

Kirn and Schwartz. Shaffer, Romager (4), Snell (4), Lee (5), and Greer. WP--Kirn. LP--Shaffer. 2B--QND 2 (Mast, Stegeman). Pleasant Plains 1 (Niermann).

 

Quincy Notre Dame 12, Beardstown 0?Beardstown 000 0--0 1 2

QND 813 x--12 6 0

Pate, Davidsmeier (1), Medrano (3), and Orr. Foley and Schwartz. WP--Foley. LP--Pate. 2B--QND 3 (Schwartz 2, Venvertloh). 3B--QND 1 (Foley).

 

Payson 11, West Hancock 4

Payson 010 101 8--11 11 0

West Hancock 200 200 0--4 4 7

Loos, Sparks (4), Triplett (5) and Tedrow. Cameron and VanFleet. WP--Loos. LP--Cameron. 2B--Payson 1 (Hieland), West Hancock 2 (VanFleet, Cameron).