Shelbyville Daily Union

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May 10, 2013

Shelbyville stands alone

"Heigh-ho the derry-o" the Rams stand alone. The Shelbyville Rams baseball team (19-2, 7-1 OVC) stands alone atop the Okaw Valley Conference after they beat Argenta on Wednesday, 3-1.

The Rams took out Tuscola on Tuesday, 7-0, and went into the showdown on Wednesday with the other first place team in the conference, Argenta-Oreana.

Andrew Hawkins (9-1) as the Rams #1 ace took the hill in the all-important game. He went into the 7th inning, giving up just 1 run on a solo homer in the 7th. He allowed five hits, walked just one and struck out two. Starter Eli Miller came on in the 7th to get the save. allowing no runs, no hits no walks and striking out one.

Argenta out hit the Rams 6 to 3, but it was the six AO errors that shot them in the foot. The key to the game was Ram defense and the Rams putting the ball in play and challenging the AO fielders, who cracked. The Rams took advantage for three unearned runs.

"Defense has been the thing for us," said Ram coach Sam Mehl. "We didn't have any errors the last two games. As a pitcher, it makes you feel confident to throw strikes. Andrew only had two strikeouts in six innings. The defense has been the big thing for us, from Neil (Yockey) and Jake (Keown) up the middle and Caleb (Eloe) at 3rd."

Eloe threw three batters out and caught a pop up. Yockey threw a batter out and caught a pop up. Keown snagged a pop up. Miller caught back-to-back fly balls in center and Luke Hatfield had two catches in right. Hawkins threw a batter out and snagged a line drive.

The Rams pushed the base runners along and scored when the door was left open.

In the 3rd inning with two outs, Miller singled. He advanced to 2nd on an error and then stole 3rd. Miller raced home on a passed ball before a strikeout ended the Ram at bat, 1-0.

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