The Decatur Thunderbirds tallied four runs in the top of the fifth inning Sunday in the championship game of the Decatur 10-and-under tournament at Rube Wynn Field and captured the event with a final 19-8 win over Wallen.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The Adams County Golf Tournament took place over the weekend with action starting Saturday at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, and finishing up Sunday, at The Golf Club of the Limberlost in Geneva and both the men’s and women’s divisions were won by defending champions.
Winning the Ladies division championship play was Brenda Shifferly shooting 86 on Saturday and 83 Sunday. Pleased with her play as well,Shifferly now has won 34 times in City, County and Club championships in her golfing career.
All four Decatur teams advanced in the quarter-final round of the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Mays Tournament, held at three sites Thursday night.
In Decatur, Decatur Dental Service scored five runs in the second inning, but still had to come from behind to nip Box and Pallet of Monroeville 9-7, and Hull Lift Truck exploded for a 16-1 in over the Fleming Rays (Monmouth). At Monroeville, league champ Kintz Insurance downed the Monmouth Cubs, while at Monmouth, Bixler Insurance, the second seed, bounced Heyerly's Ice Angels 12-2.
The Decatur Dirty Birds baseball team downed the Warsaw Indians, 5-0, at South Bend recently to take over second place in their conference. The Birds bested the Indians 2-1 in a three-game series.
Ryan Leugers got the win, beating former minor league hurler Adam Augustine, who only lasted four innings. Leugers went seven innings, with two strikeouts and one walk. Ian Clay threw two innings of scoreless relief for the Birds.
Here's how the Dirty Birds scored:
The United Steelworkers will open the H.E.B.A. Clemente tourney tonight versus the F.O.P. Cardinals at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The winner will play top seed Bleeke Electric on Friday at 6 p.m. at Monmouth. The V.F.W. Orioles will meet Murphy USA in the second game at 7:15 at Monmouth Friday.
In Decatur games, slated for Field 4, Haggard, Sefton and Hirschy will meet SportForm at 6 p.m. Friday in a rematch of their extra-inning affair from Wednesday, and the Grover Co. Indians will meet Adams Memorial Hospital in the 7:15 p.m. game.
"It's going to be really tough," said Bellmont grad Dana Kaczmarek on letting go of the competitive athletic career.
"I cried more the last day at softball ... more than at graduation," said the 2011 Phyllis Hebble Award winner. The Hebble Award, named in honor of the first Bellmont girls coach in about every sport, goes to the outstanding female athlete at Bellmont.
Cordell Cornett struck out 14 and the Monmouth Fleming Marlins held off Decatur Dental 7-4 to earn the top seed in the Hoosier East Baseball Alliance Reese baseball tournament, which begins Friday.
Dental did sock 10 hits off Cornett.
Lucas Strickler took the loss, striking out 5 with 5 hits allowed in four-plus innings. Jordan Baker struck out 4 with 2 hits allowed in a strong relief appearance.
A total of 67 youngsters participated in the recent Cross Creek Golf Camp according to notes released today by camp director Mike Macke.
Macke said the five-day camp ended with a tournament last Friday and there also was a skills competition last Thursday based on various skills such as putting, chipping, and full swing.
The tournament was broken down into age groups and from different tees. The different ages also played a varying number of holes in their tournament.
Monroe Grain is ready to make a run at Monroe LL leaders Peterson Grain and the Farm Bureau Lifers as the regular season winds down. The tourney will be in full force Thursday, though the seeds have not been decided.
The tourney will open with two games Thursday and two other seeded teams will take on winners of the Thursday games on Friday night. The tourney will pick up Monday and run through June 29, a Thursday. It is a double-elimination tourney.
Ryley Hankenson won 11 varsity letters at Bellmont, made two trips to the IHSAA State Individual Wrestling Finals , placing fifth in 2011, and won 128 matches in his Braves' career and started at defensive back for a state championship football team, yet Bellmont assistant wrestling coach Tim Myers calls him a "diamond in the rough" and that the University of Chicago is getting some kind of talent.