SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
In the bottom of the 6th, Shelby broke out. With one out, Howell walked on a 3-2 pitch and stole 2nd. Taylorville pulled their starter. Tylr Gottfriedt greeted the reliever with a single and stole 2nd. Howell scored, 1-0. Brett Spears singled Gottfriedt home for a 2-0 lead.
Spears stole 3rd and scored on an error, 3-0. Mason Cameron walked and stole 2nd. Daythan Summers grounded out, but Cameron scored, 4-0.
In the top of the 7th, Taylorville had to get busy. Their first batter singled. Miller rang up the next man., then walked a batter. A pop up made it 2 on, 2 out. Taylorville's lead-off batter doubled a run in, however, the man on 1st tried to score and was cut down at the plate to end the game.
Shelbyville 4, Taylorville 1
Tay'ville 000 000 1--1-3-1
Moulton 000 004 x--4-2-0
Ram stats: Miller 0-for-2, BB; Martz 0-for-2, BB; Pullen 0-for-3; Howell 0-for-1, 2 BBs, SB, run; Gottfriedt1-for-3, SB, run; Spears 1-for-2, SB, run, RBI (Byars 0-for-1); Cameron 0-for-1, 2 BBs, 3 SBs, run; Summers 0-for-3; Walker 0-for-2, BB, SB. Pitching (W) Pullen 5 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 10 Ks; Miller 2 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 2 BBs, 2 Ks.
Tay'ville stats: Bates 1-for-4, ROE, RBI; Adams 1-for-3; Morgan 0-for-3; Ess 0-for-3; Davis 0-for-2, BB; Hild 1-for-3, run; Skinner 0-for-3; Stickert 0-for-1, HBP, BB; Gilpen 0-for-2, BB. Pitching (L) Bates.
Ram stats: Byars 0-for-1, BB; Young 1-for-2; Bruder 1-for-2; Harrison Wooters BB; Dev Patel BB; Kyle Stauder BB. Pitching- 0 IP, 6 runs, 1 hit, 4 BB, HBP, 0 Ks; Spears 3 IP, 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 BBs, 0 Ks.