The Clinton County League baseball championship series got off to an exciting start with Bartelso coming from behind to defeat Trenton in the first game of the best-of-three series. Bartelso’s Tony Schaeffer and Trenton’s Justin Groennert each pitched well in the contest with neither being around for the decision in the end.
Both teams chased home a pair of runs in the first inning in the game which was moved from Bartelso to Germantown due to wet field conditions in both Bartelso and Trenton.
Trenton got on the board in the top of the first inning when Paul Ritzheimer drew a 1-out walk and he was chased home on a long ball from Jay Wellen that was misplayed in right field. Wellen circled the bases to give the Miners a 2-0 lead.
Bartelso answered in the bottom half of the inning when Kurt Peppenhorst drew a 1-out walk before Jason Cobb sent an inside-the-park homer deep into left field to even the score 2-2 after one inning of play.
The score stayed the same until the Miners regained the lead with two runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Jimmy Ritzheimer and Mike Scott each singled to start the frame before Chase Klein chased home Ritzheimer on a sacrifice fly to give Trenton a 3-2 lead.
Good folks gathered in Beckemeyer this past Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the 5th Annual Jim Knapp Memorial Little Pig Cookoff at BCDC Park. Festivities kicked off at 3 p.m. with a flag raising ceremony performed by Beckemeyer Legion Honor Guard followed by the national anthem, performed by the District 12 Elementary Marching Bobcats.
Jim Knapp Jr. of Greenville gave a reflection on his father and the contributions from so many good people who helped to shape — and continue to shape — BCDC Park. There was a moment of silence for Kenneth Knapp, who unexpectedly passed away earlier in the week.
The Knapp family did a balloon release in Kenny’s memory.
Music once again filled the air with live performances by the Jim Miller Band, Davis Brothers Band, a small special set from The Legendary Knapp Brothers, Riverside Tavern Revival, Feedback, and Wrath of Khan.
Bryan Duncan of Breese came out on top in the Bags Tournament. Cory Melton of Beckemeyer took second place, and Randy Pulver of Beckemeyer won third prize.
Placing first in the Egg Toss competition as the newly crowned grand champions were father-daughter team Jay and Karly Wessel of Beardstown. The father-son team of Mark and Malone Brown of Troy, took second place, and Brooke Deiters and Quentin Jones of Carlyle placed third.
As a new feature this year the Vendor Fair featured over 25 local entrepreneurs displaying their wares.
A barbecue for 50 with pork steaks, side dishes and sweet treats. A seafood broil for 12. A hayride and drinks for 20. A 6-hour limo drive. A Jeep run/bar hop for 8-10 people plus $100 spending money. Carpet cleaning, handmade quilts, concrete picnic tables, Cardinals tickets and much more are among the auction items at this Saturday’s Trevor Hubbard Benefit in Beckemeyer. (A complete list of auction items will be available on the event website — www.trevorhub bardbenefit.com). Hubbard’s friends and family are planning the benefit, which features a coed softball and bags tournaments, this Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Beckemeyer Community Development Club Park.
The 10-team softball tourney will start at 11 a.m. with the bags tournament beginning at 1 p.m.
The day will be packed full of activities with food, drink, live music, raffles and more. There will be silent auctions ending at 7 and 10 p.m. and an oral auction at 9 p.m. For the younger folks, there will be kids’ inflatables and face painting from noon to 8 p.m.
Trevor Hubbard, 45, of Beckemeyer was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in April. While the tumor blocking his colon has been surgically removed, the cancer has already spread to his liver and lungs. Chemotherapy treatment will continue every two weeks for the next two-plus years.
Hubbard has been a volunteer fireman in Beckemeyer for numerous years. He was also very instrumental in planning and building the addition to the firehouse.
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