Up 10-0, Shelby still wasn't done. Standerfer reached on an error and Yockey walked. Hawkins smacked a 2-run double to go up 12-0.
Tolono started to climb out of the hole, but they were too far behind. They got two runs in the 3rd on an error, a single, a walk and an error. Still, Miller rang up three more batters. In the 4th, Miller rang up three more and threw out the other at 1st.
In the 5th, Miller threw two straight walks and took his bow with 10 Ks, just two hits, five walks and four runs. Caleb Eloe (2-0) came on in relief. He threw some walks, then Standerfer made a 3-unassisted play as a man scored. With two outs, Eloe KO'd the next man to get out of the inning, leading 12-5.
Shelby failed to score in the 6th and Tolono came back for more. A single and two Ram errors allowed two more runs, 12-7. The Rams finally got back in the scoring business in the 7th.
With one out, Hatfield walked and Standerfer singled. Yockey hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Hatfield. Hawkins singled and McConnell followed with a 2-run single. Manship and Eloe singled. Miller reached on an error and the Rams were up 15-7.
Tolono tried to ruin the Rams title hopes, but couldn't. In the bottom of the 7th, they started off with a double. Eloe answered by ringing up the next batter. An RBI-single and another Ram error made it 15-9. A fly out to center gave Tolono just one more out. A ground ball to Hawkins and his throw to 1st ended the game and clinched the undisputed conference title.
Shelbyville 15, Tolono 9
Shelby 426 000 4--15-13-5
Tolono 002 032 2--9-5-3
Ram stats: Miller 0-for-4, 2 BBs, ROE, 2 runs; Keown 0-for-3, BB, 2 HBP, FC, 3 runs; Hatfield 3-for-4, GS HR, BB, 3 runs, 5 RBIs; Standerfer 2-for-4, ROE, 2 runs, RBI; Yockey 0-for-3, sac, SB, 2 FC, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Hawkins 3-for-5, 2B, SB, run, 3 RBIs; McConnell 2-for-5, run, 3 RBIs; Manship 1-for-4, BB, run; Eloe 2-for-3, 2 BBs, run. Pitching (W) Miller 4 1/3 IP, 4 runs, 2 hits, 5 BBs, 10 Ks; Eloe 2 2/3 IP, 5 runs, 3 hits, 3 BBs, 2 Ks.