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Defeat Effingham St. Anthony 5-1 in Regional Championship.

Spencer dominated the St. Anthony hitters by striking out 8 and allowing only 4 hits.

Cougars Top St. Anthony
For Regional Title
For the second straight year, and four out of the last five, the Cougars have brought home a regional championship. The 5-1 victory came at the expense of the Effingham St. Anthony Bulldogs and sends them into Thursday's sectional semifinal against Robinson at Robinson.
Pitching and defense is usually a key ingredient for winning championships and the Cougars used plenty of it on Monday as Spencer Patton pitched a complete game masterpiece and the defense played error-free baseball.
Patton was in command from the get-go with phenominal control of his pitches and  a display of uncanny poise as he allowed only four hits on eight strikeouts and two walks.
The only run he surrendered came in the second on a ball that was misplayed in the outfield and a two-out double by the Bulldog's eighth-place hitter.
From there on, he dominated the opposing hitters with overpowering fastballs and nasty curveballs and on several occasions, baffled them with his deceptive changeup.
After the Bulldogs took the one-run lead in the second, the Cougar hitters responded by scoring three of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
With the bases loaded and two outs, Matt Hicks rapped a sharp single up the middle to score the first two runs and after an intentional pass to Brian Wodtka to reload the bases, Brock Adams singled between third and short to score another. Hicks was gunned down at the plate on a perfect throw from the Bulldog's leftfielder for the final out.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the fifth when Patton launched a solo home run over the fence in center to up the lead to 4-1.
They scored their final run in the sixth when Adams singled, Nick Jones walked, and Patton's short fly ball to left landed between three St. Anthony defenders.
After Patton nailed it down in the seventh with a 1-2-3 inning, the Cougars celebrated on the field with handshakes, hugs, lots of pictures, and talk of their next game at the sectional.
To reach the championship, the Cougars had to first get by the Brownstown Bombers in game one on Saturday and they accomplished the feat with a 9-0 shutout victory.
Tyler Burns was the winning pitcher in this one as he went the distance allowing 3 hits on 11 strikouts and 3 walks.
The Cougars scored early and often as they pushed across three runs in the first and two in the second. Highlighting the uprising was RBI doubles from Jones and Wodtka, an RBI single by Burns, and three Bomber errors.
To close out the scoring, the Cougars tallied one more in the fifth and three in the sixth. The three-run outburst came at the expense of Brownstown's highly touted pitcher, Aaron Lovett as he walked Yates and Burns to setup RBI singles by Hicks and Adams.
It's now on to the sectional semifinals and the Cougars will tackle the #9 seeded Robinson Maroons, who knocked off the #3 seeded Newton Eagles in their regional championship game. The game will be played at Robinson's city park on Thursday at approximately 5:00 PM after Teutopolis and Olney play their makeup game which starts at 3:00.

Eff. St. Anthony...010  000  0.... 1  4  2
South Central...030  011  x.... 5 11 0

Burns.....4 1 1  0 
Hicks.....4 0 2  2 
Wodtka.....3 0 1  0 
Adams.....4 0 2  1 
Jones.....3 0 0  0 
Patton.....3 1 2  2 
Garrett.....2 0 2  0 
Landreth.....3 0 0  0 
Yates.....2 1 1  0 
Lotz.....0 1 0  0 
Gile.....0 1 0  0 
Total.....28 5 11  5 
WP-Patton (7-2)

Brownstown...000  000  0.... 0  3  4
South Central...320  013  x.... 9  8  2

Burns.....2 3 1  1 
Hicks.....4 1 1  2 
Wodtka.....4 0 1  1 
Adams.....4 1 1  1 
Jones.....4 2 2  1 
Patton.....2 0 0  2 
Garrett..... 2 0 0  0 
  Landreth.....3 0 0  0 
Yates.....2 1 2  0 
Lotz.....0 1 0  0 
Total.....27 9 9  8 
2B-Jones, Wodtka
  WP-Burns (6-1)

04 Spring Game Summaries


If you fail to are preparing to fail.

Tyler baffles the Bombers.

Spencer after his long homer to center.

Matt drives in the first two runs for the Cougars.

How sweet it is !!!

Nick rips an RBI double against the Bombers.

Brock and Tyler
Brock and Tyler turning the double play.

Hunter and Blake
Hunter and Blake talk strategy in the dugout.

Travis and Nick
The Rookie and Tengel enjoying the game.

  Record:  25-5
Waltonville at South Central.....Won   13-1
Altamont at South Central.....Won   14-3
Stew-Stras at South Central.....Won   12-2
South Central at Brownstown.....Won   15-2
South Central at Flora.....Won     7-2
Patoka at South Central.....Won     8-3
Carlyle at South Central.....Won     7-6
S.C. vs Pleasant Plains.....Won 13-10
South Central at Rochester.....Lost   10-0
South Central at Greenville.....Won     6-3
North Clay at South Central.....Won   13-1
S.C. at Casey-Westfield.....Won   10-3
*South Central vs Stew-Stras.....Won     4-0
*South Central vs Fairfield.....Won     1-0
*Cardinal Wooden Bat Classic                       
 Vandalia at South Central.....Won   13-5
South Central at Centralia.....Lost    3-2
Noble at South Central.....Won   19-0
South Central at T-Town.....Lost    2-1
South Central at Effingham.....Won    7-1
S.C. at Mulberry Grove.....Won    6-1
South Central at Stew-Stras.....Lost    4-2
Salem at South Central.....Lost   10-3
South Central at Newton.....Won    6-1
*South Central vs Neoga.....Won    6-3
*South Central vs Vandalia.....Won    6-1
*S.C. Wooden Bat Tournament                       
South Central at Odin.....Won   11-3
Olney at South Central.....Won   11-1
South Central vs Herrin.....Won   12-5
*South Central vs Brownstown.....Won    9-0
*S.C. vs Eff. St. Anthony.....Won    5-1
*Altamont Regional                        


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