SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
The fireworks started in the top of the 1st when, with one out, Martin and Boone singled and Fox drove them in with a triple and scored on a wild pitch, 3-0. Smith singled with two outs and Watton doubled her home, 4-0.
Lindsey Eigsti caught a line drive in right for the first Pana out, then Watton gave up a walk. Fox threw out a Panther, 3rd to 1st, then Watton rang up her first K.
Cloe walked to start the Ram 2nd and the next three Rams singled; Moll, Martin and Boone. Fox drove in a run on a ground out, 6-0. With one out, Brachbill was plunked with a pitch. Smith then turned on the first pitch and cleared the bases with her roundtripper, 10-0.
Fox threw out the first Pana batter in the 2nd, then Watton rang up the next two batters.
Cloe began the Ram 3rd with another walk, then stole 2nd. She went to 3rd on a wild pitch and, with one out, Martin brought her in on a ground out. Boone and Fox reached on consecutive errors with two outs. Brachbill's triple drove them in, 12-0. Smith singled Brachbill in, 14-0.
Martin and Brachbill threw out batters in the Pana 3rd, then Pana got a 2-out double and consecutive singles, 14-1. Watton KO'd her fourth victim and got out of the inning.
Courtney Williams came in to bat in the Ram 4th and singled. Cloe singled and then they put on a double steal. Moll drove in Williams on a ground out, 15-1.
Martin caught a pop up, then threw out the next batter. Moll threw out the third and the Rams retired Pana in order for the second time in four innings.
Free passes from Pana filled the bases in the top of the 5th, with Brachbill's double lighting the fuse. Fox was hit by a pitch and Brachbill doubled. Smith, Watton, and Williams walked. Moll walked and forced in the 19th Ram run.