They did it differently, but on Monday and Tuesday the Ram JV picked up two conference wins.
The Ram JV baseball team beat Meridian on Monday, 2-1, then beat A&M on Tuesday, 22-6.
“Tyler Hendryx threw well and the defense had his back,” said Ram coach Ryan Scott. “
Hendryx threw a 1-hitter and struck out 10 batters in four innings. Hendryx walked four, but didn’t allow a hit until the 4th inning. He struck out three batters in each inning except the 1st. The only run he allowed came off a single and an error.
Shelbyville went down in order the first two innings, but cashed in during the 3rd inning. With one out, Tyler Nichols singled and stole 2nd. With two outs, Garrett Brachbill hit an RBI single. Hendryx put the ball in play and reached on an error. Brachbill scored, 2-0 Rams.
Hendryx rang up the first two batters in the Meridian 4th, but then gave up a single. The runner stole 3rd and then scored on a 2-out error. The Rams had three base runners in the 4th, but a double play and a strikeout kept them from getting insurance runs.
Shelbyville 2,Meridian 1
Shelby 002 0--2-3-2
M’dian 001 0--1-1-3
Ram stats: Brachbill 1-for-2, run, RBI; Hendryx 0-for-2, ROE, SB; Peifer 0-for-1, BB, SB; Kennell 0-for-2; Meyer 1-for-2; Stenger 0-for-2; Foster 0-for-2, ROE, SB; Nichols 1-for-1, SB, run (Smith 0-for-1, SB); White 0-for-1 (Durbin 0-for-1). Pitching (W) Hendryx 4 IP, 1 run, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 10 Ks.
M’dian stats: #26 0-for-1, BB; #28 0-for-2; #13 0-for-1 (#9 BB); #8 0-for-1 (#6 0-for-1); #10 0-for-1, BB; #16 0-for-2; #2 1-for-1, BB, SB, run; #18 0-for-2, ROE; #38 0-for-2. Pitching (L)
Tuesday was a horse of a different color, as the Rams pounded out 17 hits.
“We clobbered the ball,” Coach Scott said.
Five Rams had multiple hits and five Rams scored 3 or 4 times.
Sheldon Meyer recorded 14 strikeouts in five innings. The only out he didn’t make was a line out to Bart Kennell at 1st in the 1st inning. It was a wild game. A&M committed six errors and the Rams three. Meyer walked eight, but KO’d 14. A&M scored six runs, but that was dwarfed by the Ram onslaught.