John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — Shelbyville Moulton baseball kicked off their fall season kicking Clinton with a 1-hitter and a no-hitter, both in five innings. They won the A game, 10-0, with Tylr Gottfriedt throwing a 1-hitter and won the B game, 7-0, with Malcolm Miller throwing a no-hitter.
In the A game, Gottfriedt and the Ram defense allowed just three base runners in the 5-inning early dimissal. Gottfriedt rang up 10 batters in four innings of work, walked two and allowed one hit. Gottfriedt struck out three in the 1st, one in the 2nd, struck out all three batters in the 3rd and struck out three more in the 4th.
Turner Pullen came on in the 5th to close and struck out two, allowing no runs, no hits, and walking no one. Twelve of the 15 outs came from strikeouts. Pullen at 3rd and Quinn Martz at short threw batters out in the 2nd. Martz threw out another batter in the 5th.
While the pitching and defense held Clinton in check, the Ram offense assaulted the Clinton fielders. Shelby had six hits, including a triple and a double, and reached base six more times on balls put in play that were booted. Shelby also received four walks. Shelby had 16 base runners to Clinton’s three.
Daythan Summers drew a lead-off walk and Gottfriedt reached on a 1-out error. Pullen then doubled in two runs for a quick 2-0 lead. In the 2nd, Martz led off reaching on an error and stole 2nd and 3rd. Miller drew a walk and Mason Cameron reached on an error. Summers drove in a run on a ground out and Cade Watson drove in another run via ground out for a 5-0 lead.
In the 3rd, Pullen followed up his 2-run double with a lead-off triple. Payton Howell grounded out, but drove Pullen across, 6-0. With two outs, the Rams ginned up a rally. Martz walked and went to 2nd on a passed ball. Miller singled Martz in, 7-0. Cameron singled and Summers hit an RBI-single, 8-0.
In the 4th, Pullen hit a 1-out single. Howell walked and was out on a fielder’s choice by Tanner Coleman. Pullen scored, 9-0. In the 5th, Miller reached on an error, but was out on a fielder’s choice by Cameron. Cameron stole 2nd and went to 3rd on an error. Summers made it a 10-0 game, driving Cameron in on a ground out. Watson and Gottfriedt both reached on errors and were in scoring position, but were left on.
In the bottom of the 5th, Clinton was on the brink. Pullen came in to pitch. Martz threw out the first batter and Pullen rang up the next two batters to end the game.
Pullen also led the Ram hitters, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs. Summers, Miller, and Cameron also hit safely.
In the B game, Miller threw a K in the 1st, two in the 2nd, two in the 3rd, two in the 4th and ended the game in the bottom of the 5th with his eight strikeout. Eight different Ram batters hits safely and seven different runners scored.
Peyton Koonce and Gavin Stockdale led the hitters, both going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Koonce reached base 3-of-4 times and had the big hit of the game, a double.
Shelbyville Moulton A (1-0) and B (1-0) were to play Monday at St. Anthony, which beat Windsor/Stew-Stras on Saturday, 10-5. Shelby A and B open at home on Tuesday against Maroa and Thursday against Warrensburg, both days at 4 p.m.
Shelbyville 233 11--10-6
Clinton 000 00--0-1
Ram stats: Summers 1-for-3, BB, run, 2 RBIs; Watson 0-for-4, ROE, RBI; Gottfriedt 0-for-4, 2 ROEs, run; Pullen 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Howell 0-for-2, BB, RBI; Coleman 0-for-3, FC; Martz 0-for-2, ROE, BB, 2 SBs, 2 runs; Miller 1-for-2, BB, ROE, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Cameron 1-for-3, ROE, FC, SB, 2 runs. Pitching (W) Gottfriedt (1-0) 4 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 10 Ks; Pullen 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BBs, 2 Ks.
Clinton stats: Waube 0-for-1, BB, SB; Rauch 0-for-1, BB; Overton 1-for-2. Pitching (L) Rauch
Shelbyville 7, Clinton 0
Shelby 140 11--5-10
Clinton 000 00--0-1
Ram stats: Spears 0-for-1, BB, ROE, run (Wooters 0-for-2, ROE, run); Byars 1-for-2, 2 BBs, run; Koonce 2-for-4, ROE, 2B, run; Stockdale 2-for-4, 2B, run; Vice 0-for-2, ROE (Bruder 1-for-2); Young 1-for-2 (Dev 0-for-2); Johnson 1-for-2, run (Stauder 0-for-1); McNeese 0-for-1 (Austin 0-for-2); Braydon 1-for-1, run (Bathe 1-for-2). Pitching (W) Miller (1-0) 5 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 5 BBs, 8 Ks.