John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — It was a wild week in Shelbyville Mens Softball at Forest Park. Naber Grain bounced back to get a sweep, Legends had to go into extra-innings to get a sweep, and B&R Marine out-scored Joe’s to get a split.
After getting swept last week by BAMF, Naber Grain bounced back with a sweep of DJs Landscaping on Wednesday, 15-13, 12-7.
In game 1, Naber jumped out to a 9-4 lead in the 1st. They were up 12-5, only to have DJs catch them in the 5th, 13-13. Naber scored two in the bottom of the 5th and held on for the win.
In game 2, Naber broke open a 1-1 ball game in the 3rd with a 6-run rally. Up 6-4 in the 5th, DJs scored seven before the game was over and would have tied Naber, but Naber posted a 4-run 5th to secure the win.
Naber Grain 15, DJs Landscaping 13
DJs 414 310 0--13
Naber 931 020 x--15
Naber 106 040 1--12
DJs 101 212 0--7
BAMF held Legends scoreless in the first three innings of game 1 on Thursday and used a 3-run 2nd to have the lead. Legends then got busy with a 4-run 4th and a 3-run the to lead 7-3. It was BAMF’s turn in the 6th and 7th. They got one run back in the 6th and a 3-run 7th tied the game at 7-7. Into the 8th, Legends scored a pair and BAMF could only get one.
Game 2 started, again, with Legends scoring a pair and BAMF answering with just one run. In the 4th and 5th, Legends again posted a back-to-back 3-run and a 4-run rally to go up by eight, 9-2. BAMF had to dig deep and didn’t. They got two runs back in the 6th, but couldn’t rally in the final inning, again.
Legends 9, BAMF 8
Legends 000 430 02--9
BAMF 030 001 31--8
Legends 9, BAMF 5
BAMF 010 012 1--5
Legends 200 340 x--9
Joe’s Pizza started undefeated last week. This week they were in a battle and had to settle for a split.
In game 1, B&R Marine scored multiple runs in each of the first five innings for a 9-run lead, 23-14. Joe’s shut them down in the 6th and 7th and posted consecutive 3-run rallies. That still left them 3-runs short to give B&R the upset, 23-20.
In game 2, B&R held a 6-3 lead after two innings. Joe’s made it a 1-run game in the 3rd, but B&R had a 3-run rally again in the 4th to lead 9-5. Joe’s was on the verge of being swept. They trailed 9-6 in the 7th, when they lit the fuse for a 6-run explosion, going from down three to up three. B&R had to respond quick and couldn’t, allowing Joe’s to salvage the split.
B&R Marine 23, Joe’s Pizza 20
B&R 348 530 0--23
Joe’s 632 123 3--20
Joe’s 032 001 6--12
B&R 240 300 0--9