SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
White retired Piatt in order in the 6th, with a pop up to short, a strikeout, and a fly out to center field.
Shelby had another chance to score in the 6th, but couldn't get it done. Christian Vonderheide walked with one out an stole 2nd. He went to 3rd on a ground out, but a fly out ended the inning.
White retired Piatt in order again in the 7th on a fly out, a ground out to 2nd and a ground out back to the mound.
Shelby added to their lead in the 7th, when Hatfield powdered a 2-strike pitch over the left center field fence, 4-2.
Hendryx came in to pitch for Shelby in the 8th. He threw a K, gave up a hit, but the batter tried for 2nd and was thrown out. That play saved Shelby as the next batter doubled, followed by a single. With two outs and runners at the corners, Hendryx rang up the #5 batter.
Shelby padded their lead in the 8th. Hendryx again came through batting in the #9 slot. He led off with a triple. Vonderheide was hit by a pitch and stole 2nd, putting two men in scoring position with no outs. Luke McConnell ground out scored Hendryx. Trevor Moore reached on an error and Vonderheide came home to cap the score, 6-2.
Mike Baker came in as the Shelby closer in the 9th. He gave up a walk, then retired three straight, a ground out, a KO on a 3-2 pitch, and a comebacker to the mound for the final out.
Shelby County Legion 6, Piatt County Legion 2
Piatt 002 000 000--2-6-2
Shelby 000 120 12x--6-7-0
Shelby stats: Vonderheide 0-for-3, BB, HBP, 2 SBs, run; Keown 0-for-3; McConnell 0-for-2, RBI; Theis 2-for-2, 2B, run; Moore 0-for-2, RBI; Hatfield 2-for-4, BB, HR, run, RBI; Hawkins 0-for-5, run; Cole 0-for-2, BB, HBP; Baker 1-for-4, SB, run, 2 RBIs; Yockey 0-for-2, BB; Miller 0-for-1; Hendryx 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, run, RBI. Pitching (W) White 3 IP, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BBs, 1 K; (Starter) Helton 4 IP, 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 BB, 3 Ks; Hendryx 1 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 0 BBs, 2 Ks; (S) Baker 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 BB, 1 K.
Piatt stats: Krigbaum 1-for-3, RBI; Wiggins 0-for-1; Vanderkloot 2-for-4, RBI; Clayton 2-for-4, 2B; Runyen 1-for-4; Peterson 0-for-4; Hopper 0-for-3, BB; Robinson 0-for-2, HBP, BB, run; Miller 0-for-3, HBP, run; Kief 0-for-3, sacf. Pitching (L) Wilson 4 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 3 BBs, 1 K; Miller 1 Ip, 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 BB, 0 Ks; Kief 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 BB, 0 Ks; Hopper 1 IP, 1 run, 1 hit, 0 BBs, 3 Ks; Vanderkloot 1 IP, 2 runs, 1 hit, 0 BBs, 2 Ks.