Mattoon threatened again in the 6th. Moll KO'd the first two batters, but then walked Phipps. Bath then laced a triple, scoring Phipps and tying the score, 1-1. Fox threw out the next batter and it was on to the bottom of the inning.
Boone led off and on a 2-2 pitch, lifted a solo home run to reclaim the lead, 2-1. Starwalt let one get away, even though she struck out two of the next three batters.
It took Mattoon six innings to get their first run off Moll and the Rams. Now they had to do it in one inning, the 7th. Packer drew a walk to put the tying run on and the lead run at the plate. Moll struck out the next batter. Moll struck out the following batter. With the top of the order up, Moll rang her up on four pitches for the win.
Shelbyville 2, Mattooon 1
Mattoon 000 001 0--1-4-0
Shelby 100 001 x--2-4-0
Ram stats: Cloe 1-for-2, BB, run; Brachbill 1-for-2, sac; Moll 0-for-3; Boone 2-for-3, 2B, HR, run, 2 RBIs; Fox 1-for-3; Smith 0-for-3; Watton 0-for-3; Eigsti 0-for-2; Williams 0-for-1, HBP. Pitching (W) Moll 7 IP, 1 run, 4 hits, 4 BBs, 17 Ks.
Wave stats: Tate 1-for-4; Considine 0-for-1, 2 BBs; Sparks 0-for-3; Phipps 1-for-2, BB, run; Bath 1-for-3, 3B, RBI; Starwalt 0-for-3; Packer 1-for-2, BB; Purvis 0-for-3; Patterson 0-for-3. Pitching (L) Starwalt 7 IP, 2 runs, 4 hits, BB, HBP, 9 Ks.