Shelby struck again in the 5th. Smith singled with one out, but was out on a fielder's choice by Eigsti. Williams singled and Brachbill drew a walk. With the bases loaded, Moll cranked a 2-run double, 8-2 Rams. Casey got a single in the 5th, but Watton rang up her 5th. Cloe hit her second double on the day in the 6th, but was left on.
In the Casey 6th, Watton threw another KO, but with two outs the Rams committed an error, then another error, then another error, leading to a Casey run, 8-3. The Rams were retired in order in the 7th.
Casey needed five runs, got none. After hitting a batter, Watton sent Casey down 1, 2, 3. A pop up to Moll at short was the first. Watton KO'd her 8th victim. Eigsti squeezed a fly ball in right to end the game and get the split with Casey.
The Ram hit crew was led by Moll, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBIs. Boone was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Brachbill was 1-for-4 with a 2-run blast and Smith was 2-for-4. Five Casey batters hit safely with Belt (1-for-3) getting their only big hit, a double.
Shelbyville 8, Casey 3
Shelby 200 420 0--8-9-3
Casey 101 010 0--3-6-3
Shelby stats: Williams 1-for-5, FC, ROE, 2 runs; Brachbill 1-for-4, HR, run, 2 RBIs; Moll 2-for-2, 2 BB, 2B, run, 2 RBIs; Boone 2-for-4, HR, run, 2 RBIs; Fox 0-for-4; Cloe 1-for-4, 2B; Watton 0-for-2, 2 BBs, run; Smith 2-for-4; Eigsti 0-for-4 FC, 2 ROE. Pitching (W) Watton 3 runs, 6 hits, 2 HB, 0 BBs, 8 Ks.
Casey stats: Morgan 1-for-2, 2 HBP, SB, run; Cutright 0-for-4; Neal 1-for-4, 2B; Mauldine 1-for-4, SB, run; Decker 0-for-3, ROE; Belt 1-for-3, 2B, ROE; Brandenburg 0-for-3, ROE; Parker 1-for-3; Dish 0-for-2 (Gross 0-for-1). Pitching (L) Black 8 runs, 9 hits, 5 BBs, 4 Ks.