Gottfriedt stole 2nd and Howell raced home on a passed ball, scoring without even a throw for a 3-2 lead. Gottfriedt went to 3rd and then scored on a balk call by the base umpire, 4-2.
Brett Spears made it to 1st on a dropped 3rd strike, still with no outs. Summers laid down a sacrifice bunt sending Spears to 2nd with one out.
Cade Watson launched a 0-1 pitch from Carter like rocket from Cape Kennedy over the left fielder's head for an RBI-triple, 5-2. Watson raced home on a passed ball and beat the catcher diving to the plate with the ball, 6-2.
Carter KO'd the next two batters, but the damage was done. Howell went back to the mound for the 7th.
Howell rang up the first batter on four pitches. He KO'd the second batter on four more pitches. He walked a batter, then ended the game one four more pitches, striking out 5 of 6 batters and throwing out the other one.
LSA got thier scores with little fanfare. LSA's first batter of the game walked, went to 2nd on a passed ball and ended up scoring after a sacrifice, 1-0.
In the 3rd, the first batter singled to the opposite field down the first base line and was almost thrown out at 1st by the right fielder.
The next batter tried to bunt the runner to 2nd, but Gottrfiedt, the Ram catcher picked up the ball and gunned down the runner at 2nd.
However, the runner on 1st stole 2nd. He stole 3rd on a delayed steal and when he should have been throw out at 3rd, the ball got away. No one backed up the throw and the runners cruised home, 2-0.
Shelbyville had just four hits and three of them came in the 4-run 6th, including Howell's double and Watsons' triple.