LAKE SHELBYVILLE — Shelby went into the CIGS Shootout on Saturday at Borg-Warner in Decatur and came away empty, losing all three of their games. They lost to Casey, 6-4, lost to Coal City, 6-4, and lost to Tri-Valley, 9-1.
Casey built a 3-0 lead, but Shelby caught up in one fell swoop, then took a lead. However, casey responded with their own 3-runinning for the win.
A single and a 2-out error, followed by two singles, put Casey up 2-0 in the 2nd. A double, a single, and two hit batters added a run in the 3rd.
Down 3-0 in the top of the 5th, Shelby had a rally. Brandy Smith drew a lead-off walk. With one out, madison Boone singled. Kayla Brachbill grounded out, but drove in a run. Jensen Cloe blasted a 2-run homer to tie the score, 3-3.
In the 6th, Rachel Fox led off reaching on an error. With two outs, Smith singled and Fox would score for a 4-3 Ram lead.
In the bottom of the 6th, Casey vaulted past Shelby. A lead-off walk and a 1-out single set the table. A hit batter was followed by two consecutive errors. A single followed and Casey was up 6-4.
In the top of the 7th, Shelby needed to score. Cloe doubled, but with two outs. A ground out ended the game.
Casey 6, Shelbyville 4
Shelby 000 031 0--4-8-4
Casey 021 003 x--6-10-1
Ram stats: Boone 3-for-4, run; Brachbill 0-for-4, RBI; Cloe 2-for-4, 2B, HR, run, 2 RBIs; Koontz 1-for-4; Fox 0-for-3, ROE, run; Holland 1-for-3, 2B; Eigsti 0-for-3; Smith 1-for-2, BB, run; Williams 0-for-3. Pitching (L) Boone 6 IP, 6 runs ( 1 ER), 10 hits, 3 BBs, 4 Ks.
Casey stats: Neal 3-for-5, 2B, RBI; Black 1-for-4, ROE; Cutright 0-for-3, BB, run; Belt 0-for-3, BB; Disch 3-for-4, 2B, 2 runs; S. Brandenburg 2-for-3, HBP, 2 runs; Wilkins 0-for-3, ROE, HBP; Kuhn 0-for-3, BB, 2 ROEs, run; N. Brandenburg 1-for-2, 2 HBP. Pitching (W)