Shelby went in order in the 5th. So did the Shoes with two more Howell strikeouts.
Watson took four balls in the 6th, then Miller singled. A flyout to right brought the first out. A hard shot to the 3rd baseman allowed him to tage 3rd and throw to 1st for the double play and pull the rug out on the possible Ram rally.
Howell retired the sides again in the 6th with another K. In the Ram 7th, Howell led off with a single. The next three batters went down and Teutopolis advanced to state.
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