SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Hendryx drew another walk, stole 2nd and 3rd. Brown singled him in and Meyer singled. Kennell reached on an error. With two outs, Foster hit a 2-run single. Smith, Reedy, and Jarnagin reached on three consecutive errors, 10-1 Rams.
Stenger walked two in the 4th, but Smith caught a fly ball in center and Stenger rang up the other two batters. Shelby threw more dirt on the Hillsboro grave in the 4th.
Brachbill led off with a single and Hendryx followed with an RBI-triple. With one out, Brown walked and Meyer singled inHendryx. Kennell singled in Brown. With two outs, Foster drew a walk and Smith walked, but they and Kennel were left on, 14-1 Rams.
With the early dismissal in play, Stenger rang up the first batter in the 5th on four pitches and KO'd the second batter on three pitches. With two outs and a no-hitter in play, Hillsboro cranked a double. Stenger then punched the next batter out on three pitches for the win.
Shelbyville 14, Hillsboro 1
H'boro 100 00--1-1-5
Shelby 226 4x--14-10-1
Ram stats: Brachbill 1-for-3, 2 runs; Hendryx 1-for-1, 2 BBs, 2 SB, 3B, 3 runs, RBI; Duckett 0-for-3; Brown 1-for-2, BB, 2 RBIs; Meyer 3-for-3, 2B, SB, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kennell 1-for-3, ROE, run, RBI; Stenger 1-for-3, run; Foster 2-for-2, BB, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Smith 0-for-2, ROE, BB, run, RBI; Reedy 0-for-2, sac, ROE, RBI; Jarnagin 0-for-1, HBP, BB, ROE; Nichols 0-for-1. Pitching (W) Stenger 5 IP, 1 run, 1 hit, 5 BBs, 12 Ks.
H'boro stats: Eddington 0-for-2, BB, SB, run; Boston 1-for-3, 2B; Kiper 0-for-1, 2 BBs; Lentz 0-for-1, FC, BB; Grabow 0-for-2; Winans 0-for-2; Law 0-for-1, BB; Gage 0-for-1 (Bailey 0-for-1); Snutty 0-for-2. Pitching (L) Lentz
Shelbyville (1-3) played at Mt. Zion on Wednesday and lost in five innings, 15-5.
"We actually hit well and are improving," said Ram coach Ryan Scott.
Six Rams hit safely and Ryan Stenger led the way, going 2-for-3. Patch and Brown hit solo doubles.
Mt. Zion 15, Shelbyville 5
Mt. Zion 306 06--15-14
Shelby 201 20--5-7
Ram stats: Brachbill 1-for-3, run; Meyer 1-for-4, run; Brown 1-for-4, 2B, run; Kennell 1-for-3, HBP, run; Foster 0-for-1, 2 BBs, FC, run; Stenger 2-for-3; Patch 1-for-1, 2B, 2 BBs; White 0-for-2, BB; Jarnagin 0-for-2, HBP. Pitching (L) Stenger