Shelby finally ruined the shutout in the bottom of the 7th. With one out, Hawkins, batting 7th, reached on an error and Hatfield, batting 8th, singled. Thies, batting 9th, then doubled driving in both runs. A fielder’s choice and a fly out at the top of the order snuffed the too little too late rally.
Moultrie-Douglas 5, Shelby County 2
Moultrie 004 000 1--5-9
Shelby 000 000 2--2-4
Shelby stats: Baker 0-for-4; Keown 0-for-4; Vonderheide 1-for-3, BB; Cole 0-for-3, HBP; Yockey 0-for-3; McConnell 0-for-3; Miller 0-for-1; Hawkins 0-for-2, run; White 0-for-1; Hatfield 1-for-1, BB, run; Moore 1-for-1; Theis 1-for-2, 2B, 2 RBIs. Pitching (L) Helton 3 IP, 4 runs (1 ER), 7 hits, 1 BB, 2 Ks; McConnell 4 Ip, 1 run, 2 hits, 0 BB, 3 Ks.
Moultrie stats: Watson 1-for-4, run; Brown 1-for-4; Hoel 1-for-4, run, RBI; Walsh 2-for-3, run, RBI; Armstrong 1-for-4, run, RBI; Seegmiller 1-for-4, run, RBI; Evans 1-for-1; Sparrow 1-for-4, RBI. Pitching (W) Johnson 7 IP, 2 runs, 4 hits, 2 BB, 2 Ks.