SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Shelby was only down one in the top of the 7th. Would they finally break out? Nope. A ground out to Callan, 3rd to 1st, was followed by Smith's only walk of the game. Lindsey Eigsti has some speed and she was on 1st, representing the tying run.
The top of the order was up and hopes were high. But, Cloe grounded out to Townsend, short to 1st. With two outs, the tying run was in scoring position. On a 2-2 pitch, Smith froze the batter on a change up and Raiders knocked off Shelbyville.
Central A&M 4, Shelbyville 3
Shelby 100 020 0--3-8-1
A&M 000 202 x--4-6-1
Ram stats: Cloe 2-for-4, 2 runs; Brachbill 2-for-4, 2-2Bs, RBI; Moll 1-for-3, RBI; Boone 0-for-2, sac, RBI; Smith 1-for-3; Watton 0-for-3, ROE; Fox 1-for-3, 2B; Durbin 1-for-3; Eigsti 0-for-2, BB. Pitching (L) Watton 3 IP, 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 BB, 1 HBP, 3 Ks; (Starter) Moll 3 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BBs, 7 Ks.
A&M stats: Jordan 2-for-3, 2 SBs, 2 runs; Callan 1-for-3; Townsend 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Friesner 1-for-3, ROE; Damery 0-for-3, FC; Kresin 0-for-3, FC; Maples 0-for-2, HBP; Gibson 0-for-3; Hennings 0-for-2. Pitching (W) Smith 7 IP, 2 runs, 8 hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks.