In the 5th, the first three Shelby batters reached base. Theis was hit, Cole walked and Hawkins singled to load the bases. Miller hit into a fielder’s choice and the next batter struck out.
But with two outs, Cole scored on a wild pitch and Aaron singled a run home, 7-0 Shelby.
Charleston got on the board in the bottom of the 5th with a walk and a home run. With two outs, a single and a double, made it 7-3.
Shelby answered in the 6th, big time, putting up a 4-run rally. Yockey singled, Theis singled, Cole walked and Hawkins reached on a fielder’s choice, as Yockey scored. Miller reached on an error. Jake Baker singled and Shelby was up 11-3.
Charleston used a walk and and error, some ground outs and a single to cut the lead to 11-5, as the game went into the 7th.
Shelby added a run late as Mike Baker led off with a double and Yockey singled, 12-5.
Shelby Legion 12, Charleston 5
Shelby 103 124 1--12-10-3
Ch’ton 000 032 0--5-5-3
Shelby stats: M. Baker 3-for-4, HBP, 2-2Bs, SB, 3 runs; Yockey 3-for-4, SB, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Theis 1-for-2, BB, sacf, run, 2 RBIs; Cole 0-for-2, 2 BBs, sacf,2 runs; Hawkins 1-for-5, SB, 2 runs, RBI; Miller 0-for-3, 2 BBs, run, RBI; J. Baker 1-for-4; White 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Moore 0-for-2, 2 BBs, run. Pitching (W) Theis 3 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BBs, 4 Ks; M. Baker 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 BBs, 2 Ks; Miller 5 runs (3 ER), 3 hits, 2 BBs, 1 K; White 2 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits