SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Monical's and B&R were then tied with 7-2 records in 2nd place. However, they still had to play the nightcap.
Emboldened by winning the extra-inning opener, B&R exploded for nine runs in the 1st inning of game 2. That early knockdown took the wind out of Monical's sails. B&R added two more runs in the 2nd to go up 11-0.
Monical's could only answer in the 2nd with one run. B&R threw in another shovel of dirt in the 3rd, a 4-run rally to lead 15-1. Monical's had no answer in the 3rd or 4th innings. Marine coasted and still led 15-1 as Monical's faced a sweep in the bottom of the 5th. Monical's had a last gasp, a 3-run burst. It was too little, too late.
Monical's dropped to 3rd place in the league at 7-3. B7R Marine rose to 2nd place at 8-2, a half-game behind Joe's Pizza at 9-1.
B&R Marine 9, Monical's Pizza 8
Monical's 020 023 01--8
B&R Marine 111 020 22--9
B&R Marine 15, Monical's Pizza 4
B&R Marine 924 00--15
Monical's 010 03--4