Daily Union Sports Editor
---- — Shelbyville went two 2 games over .500 (10-8, 4-2 Okaw) after beating Sullivan on Monday, 6-2, and Meridian on Wednesday, 10-4.
After getting schooled by Effingham, the Rams beat Vandalia, 12-2, and Tuscola 5-2. They made it into a 4-game win streak on Wednesday.
Shelby finally pulled the trigger on Sullivan in the 5th inning on Monday, after fiddling around for four innings with a 2-2 tie.
Garrett Brachbill who drove in a run in the 2nd, led off the Ram 5th with a walk. Lucas Duckett singled. Then Luke McConnell Launched a ball into center field. The fielder backed up to the track, but couldn’t make the catch, as he ran into the fence. The triple scored two. Brett Peifer then hit a sac fly to right. McConnell tagged and scored, 5-2.
In the 6th, Dylan Patch pinch hit and walked. Shadwell singled, Brachbill walked again, and McConnell launched another ball to center. It was caught, but Patch tagged and scored, 6-2.
Shelbyville 6, Sullivan 2
Sullivan 101 000 0--2-4-1
Shelby 110 031 x--6-5-2
Ram stats: Shadwell 1-for-4, FC; Brachbill 0-for-1, 2 BBs, sacf, run, RBI; Duckett 2-for-4, 2B, 2 runs, McConnell 1-for-2, 3B, sac, BB, ROE, run, 2 RBIs; Meyer 1-for-2, HBP, RBI; Peifer 0-for-2, sac, 2 BBs, RBI; Hendryx 0-for-3; Williams 0-for-2, BB, run; Kennell 0-for-1, BB (Patch BB). Pitching (W) Duckett (3-3) 7 IP, 2 runs (1 ER), 4 hits, 3 BBs, 6 Ks.
Sully stats: Ballinger 0-for-3, (BB); Atchison 0-for-4, ROE, run; Frerichs 1-for-4; Clayton 1-for-3; Nadler 0-for-2, BB, run; Hart 2-for-3, 2B, RBI; Hrvol 0-for-2, BB, SB; Hanson 0-for-3; Sullivan 0-for-2. Pitching (L) Atchison 6 IP, 6 runs, 5 hits, 6 BBs, 7 Ks.
Shelbyville 10, Meridian 4
Shelby 021 430 0--10-12-2
M’dian 000 130 0--4-6-3
Ram stats: Shadwell 3-for-4, 2B, RBI; Meyer 2-for-4; Peifer 2-for-3, 2B; Hendryx 2-for-4; Williams 2-for-4, 3 RBIs. Pitching (W) Shadwell 5 IP, 4 runs, 5 hits, 4 BBs, 4 Ks