Out at home — Bartelso outfielder Nolan Haake slides into the tag of Trenton catcher Kyle Eversgerd in the second inning of the Barts’ 5-4 win at Pete Schumacher Field on Sunday. The Barts swept the season series with the Miners 2-0.
    Mother Nature took her toll on the Clinton County League schedule on Sunday with Bartelso winning the only game of the week with a 5-4 victory on the road in Trenton.
    The game featured just one run through the first eight innings as Bartelso’s Tony Schaeffer and Trenton’s Ryan Meddows battled in and out of trouble throughout the contest.
    The teams combined for 28 hits, 30 runners stranded on base and 18 strikeouts.
    The contest started out like an offensive explosion with Kurt Peppenhorst singling up the middle and Dusty Kantner doubling to left-center field.
    After Meddows retired Jason Cobb, Kory Peppenhorst scored Kurt Peppenhorst on a sacrifice fly to center field in a 10-pitch at bat.
    That was all of the scoring until the top of the ninth inning.
    Trenton stranded a runner in all nine innings including the bases loaded in the fifth inning.  They had the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh inning and failed to score.  They also had a leadoff triple in the eighth inning only to strand the bases loaded again.
    The Barts seemed to take control in the top of the ninth inning when they batted through the order off reliever Grant Weber.
    Kantner reached base on an error to lead the inning off before Cobb drew a walk and Kory Peppenhorst was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs.
    After a pop out, Nolan Haake was drilled by a pitch to double the lead to 2-0.  Dylan Mueller drew a walk to extend the lead to 3-0.
    After the second out, Bryce Harre came up with a big 2-run double through the right-center field gap to give the Barts a 5-0 cushion entering the bottom of the ninth inning.
    “That turned out to be a pretty big hit.  The bottom of our lineup hit the ball pretty well,” said Bartelso manager Glenn Kohrmann.
    The Miners showed their fight off Bartelso reliever Kurt Peppenhorst in the bottom of the frame as they also sent nine men to the plate in the inning.
    Chad Klein led things off with a single before advancing to third base on a double from Hunter Beetley.
    After a pop out, Brent Lengacher singled home Klein and Beetley to get the Miners on the board as they trailed 5-2.
    Kyle Eversgerd plugged a gap with an RBI single into right-center field as the Miners were within 5-3.
    Jimmy Ritzheimer reached base on an error before a strikeout pushed the Miners to their final out.
    Paul Ritzheimer cashed in with an RBI single to center to score Eversgerd as the Miners trailed just 5-4.
    Kurt Peppenhorst got Kyle Donovan to pop out in foul territory on a good defensive play from Cobb at the fence.
    Schaeffer did it all for the Barts as he registered the win with eight innings of work where he threw 135 pitches and allowed no runs on 10 hits, four walks and nine strikeouts.
    “You have to tip your cap to Tony,” said Trenton manager Tom Ritzheimer.  “He got in and out of trouble all day.  It was a gritty effort by him.”
    Schaeffer also led the Bartelso offense as he went 4-for-5 with four singles.  Harre was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in.
    The bottom two hitters combined to go 7-for-10 for Bartelso while the top seven hitters combined to go 4-for-27.  They had 11 hits and stranded 14 runners on base.
    Meddows took the loss for Trenton despite tossing eight strong innings where he allowed just one earned run on 10 hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.  He threw 142 pitches of which 88 were strikes.
    “He moved the ball around in the zone and really pitched well for them,” said Kohrmann.  “We had our chances a couple of times and Ryan battled out of the jams.  He threw the ball well.”
    The heart of the Trenton lineup was on fire as Paul Ritzheimer, Kyle Donovan and Chad Klein combined to go 11-for-16 in a game where the Miners had 17 hits.
    “You like your chances when you have 17 hits in a game,” said Tom Ritzheimer.  “We just didn’t cash in enough and stranded way too many runners.”
    Paul Ritzheimer was 4-for-5 with four singles, a walk and one run batted in.  Chad Klein was 4-for-5 with four singles and one run scored.
    Donovan was 3-for-6 with three singles while Lengacher was 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, one run scored and two batted in.
    The Miners stranded 16 runners on base and they hit into a pair of double plays in the loss.
    With the loss, the Miners fell to 7-3 overall, one-half game ahead of Bartelso who is 6-3 on the season.  Centralia is in third place at 4-3.
    Breese will play at Bartelso on Sunday while Centralia visits Beckemeyer and Aviston plays in Germantown.

by Bruce Hixon
for the Breese Journal

BennettLammersBennett Lammers     While they still have one more goal to accomplish for this season, the Carlyle Lakers achieved another milestone last week as they finished the regular season undefeated for the third year in a row. 
    Carlyle finished this year’s regular season campaign with an 8-0 record and extended its overall winning streak to 31 with two more victories. The Lakers won a hard-fought 361-302 decision at Millstadt last Monday and downed Red Bud 428-211 on Thursday in its final home meet of the season.
    Carlyle will attempt to win a fourth straight Shawnee Conference championship at Pinckneyville on Saturday. Meet time is 9 a.m.
    Carlyle 428, Red Bud 211:  Three team records and one pool mark fell as the Lakers finished up their regular season with a triumph over the visiting Red Bud Waverunners on Thursday. It marked the fourth straight season Carlyle has gone undefeated at home.
    The Lakers won 53 of the 72 events, which included 17 of 20 relay races. Those victories included a new team record by the boys 8-and-under 100-meter medley relay team of Devin Weh, Carter Nettles, Tyler Zieren and Mason Meyer at 1:54.16. Gretta Stark set a new team and pool record in the girls age 15-18 100-meter individual medley at 1:17.58. Emma Meyer established a new team record in the girls age 11-12 50-meter breaststroke at :40.93.
    Stark was one of four Lakers who won three events. Besides the individual medley,  she also won the 50-meter butterfly at :34.57 and the 100-meter freestyle at 1:09.59. Drew Edwards won the boys age 15-18 100-meter individual medley at 1:17.58, the 100-meter backstroke at 1:14.24 and the 100-meter breaststroke at 1:21.97. Abby Kessler won the girls age 13-14 100-meter individual medley at 1:20.49, the 100-meter breaststroke at 1:29.76 and the 100-meter freestyle at 1:13.85. Maya Zieren won the girls age 9-10 100-meter individual medley at 1:45.41, the 25-meter butterfly at :21.31 and the 25-meter freestyle at :18.68.
    Emma Meyer was one of six Lakers who won two events. Besides her win in the breaststroke Meyer also won the 50-meter freestyle at :34.07. Dakota Rakers won the boys age 11-12 50-meter breaststroke at :53.16 and the 50-meter freestyle at :34.80. Mia Thompson won the girls 8-and-under 25-meter butterfly at :22.47 and the 25-meter breaststroke at :28.72. Tyler Zieren won the boys 8-and-under 25-meter butterfly at :25.16 and 25-meter freestyle at :20.49. Carter Nettles won the boys 8-and-under 25-meter backstroke at :25.06 and the 25-meter breaststroke at :31.27. Brycen Wessel won the boys 6-and-under 25-meter backstroke at :47.99 and the 25-meter freestyle at :36.04.

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