Shelby got another run in the 2nd. With one out, Martz reached on an error. Miller followed with a single and both runners stole the next base. With two outs, Cameron reached on an error, scoring Martz, 2-0 Rams.
Maroa got traction in the 3rd, put only managed one run. The opposing pitcher hit an RBI single to make it a 1-run game, 2-1. A walk loaded the bases with two outs, but Pullen bowed his back and rang up the next batter to end the threat and keep the lead.
Neither team scored in their next at bat. Pullen threw two more strikeouts, while the Rams all hit the ball in the 3rd, just at people. Shelby then pushed their lead to two runs in the 4th. Watson drew a lead-off walk. Martz sac-bunted him into scoring position. Miller’s ground out moved Watson to 3rd and Spears singled him home, 3-1 Rams.
Martz came on in relief in the scoreless Maroa 5th.In the bottom of the 5th, Shelby got meaningful separation with two outs. Pullen was hit by a pitch and Howell singled. Watson singled and drove in a run, 4-1. Martz doubled a run in and Miller reached on an error, sending a run across, 6-1. Spears singled again and the Ram lead swelled to 7-1. Martz gave up a 2-out hit in the 6th, but finished the inning with a K. Martz closed out Maroa in the 7th with two strikeouts.
Spears led the Rams in hitting, going 2-for-3 with another RBI, while four others hit safely. Howell singled and scored. Watson singled, scored twice, and had an RBI. Martz doubled, reached on an error, sac bunted, scored twice and drove in a run. Miller singled, reached on an error and drove in a run.
Moulton (3-0, 2-0 Okaw) plays Thursday, hosting Warrensburg at 4 p.m.