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Vienna 8, Westminster Christian 5 

Ryan Donahue walked six in only 1 1/3 innings. Ben Palmer homered and drove in two runs and Corey Hodge went 2-for-4 for the Warriors (0-1).

 
Westminster Christian rallies to stun St. Edward
By Jerry Fitzpatrick | Daily Herald Staff
March 28 2008
 
A backyard brawl between Elgin private schools took place in someone else's backyard 370 miles to the south on Thursday.

Just five miles separate St. Edward and Westminster Christian on Elgin's west side, but the baseball teams from the two schools met on a diamond in Goreville, Ill. as part of each team's spring break trip.

Because of Wednesday's soaking rains in downstate Illinois, four games were played back-to-back at the Goreville High School field under two-hour time limits.

Because the slow-moving game was nearing its time limit, Westminster coach Jeff Moeller and St. Edward coach Gene Belmonte agreed the fifth inning would be the last. At the time, St. Edward was leading 8-3.

However, Westminster Christian, which returns the majority of the players from a team that reached the Class A Elite Eight last spring, rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull out a dramatic 9-8 nonconference victory.

With two outs and the winning runs on second and third, Warriors senior Ryan Donahue stroked a single that scored Carter Ward and Cory Hodge to win the game for Westminster Christian.

"I think we have very tough team," said Warriors coach Jeff Moeller. "There aren't many guys in our lineup you can pitch around and today they came up with a lot of clutch hits, which was good to see."

 

Fenton 13, Westminster Christian 7 

The Warriors (1-2) surrendered 13 runs in the first two innings and never recovered in the non-conference loss in Goreville.

Palmer (3-for-3) and Ward (2-for-3, HR) led the offensive charge for Westminster. Chadd Schroy (0-1) took the loss after surrendering 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings.

 

Quick start propels Westminster to win

March 29, 2008

Pitcher Brandon Siewert picked up the win after striking out five in five innings.

Offensively, Casey Schuring had two doubles and three RBIs and Ted Grossman had a double and two RBIs. Ryan Donahue added two hits and two RBIs and Carter Ward chipped in three RBIs for Westminster (2-2).

 

Westminster ends trip with tough loss

March 30, 2008

HARRISBURG -- Westminster Christian ended its annual spring-break trip with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss against Harrisburg on Saturday.

Warriors senior Ben Palmer took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning and promptly struck out the first two batters. However, the next batter reached on an error by shortstop Cory Hodge, and after a hit batter and bunt single, Harrisburg (9-1) got a bases-loaded base single to score the tying and winning runs.

Palmer (0-1) finished the game with 11 strikeouts and two walks. Westminster (2-3) had five hits, and Chadd Schroy drove in the Warriors' only run.