SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Moll faced the bottom of the order in the 3rd and KO'd all three batters throwing all strikes.
Eigsti led off the 4th with a hit and Moll followed with a hit. Eigsti was forced out at 3rd on the next hit ball. Another fielder's choice kept the Rams in check, then Floyd threw her fifth K.
After three perfect innings, Moll allowed some base runners. Dani Bell was thrown out on a ground ball, then Bayleigh Tabor drew a walk and stole 2nd. Moll threw a K, but with two outs she gave out a free pass to Whitney Kuhl. With 2 on, 2 out, Moll won a 3-2 count for her 10th strikeout.
Shelby had base runners again in the 5th, but couldn't get them in. Brachbill led off with a single, followed by a Fox single. They advanced to 3rd and 2nd on a passed ball and had ducks on the pond with no outs. Floyd bore down at that point and rang up the next batter. On the next hit ball, Floyd snagged it an threw home to get Brachbill trying to score. Floyd KO'd the next batter and got out of the inning, still down 3-0.
The Devils were able to get a piece of Moll's pitches again in the 5th, just not enough to reach base. Moll threw her 11th KO, then threw out a batter on a comebacker to the mound. Fox threw out the next batter 3rd to 1st to bring on the 6th.
Floyd had tried to hold back the leak in the dike, but in the 6th inning it burst. Moll led off with a single and stole 2nd. Martin singled again. Moll and Martin advanced to 3rd and 2nd on an error. With two on and nobody out, Boone slapped an RBI single, 4-0. Martin went to 3rd on a wild pitch. Floyd answered with a strikeout and caught a pop-out. With two on and two out and only one run in, Floyd couldn't get out of this jam.