After all the dips, loop-the-loops, and turns, the game came down to the 7th inning. Altamont almost batted around again, taking a 4-run lead, 23-19. Shelby came to the plate having to get a triumphant rally.
The first two batters reached, then the Ram ironman pitcher, McCabe, launched a inside the park home run. Shelby was down 23-22 with no one out. With one out the Rams loaded the bases. On the very next pitch, a line drive was caught and the double play was made, pulling the rug out from under the Rams and ending the Odyssey, 23-22 Altamont.
Every Ram batter scored in the game, multiple times. Sydney Trainor, Jayde Fox, McCabe, and Savannah Marty scored three times, each. Hannah Kemp, Blair Rodman, Kendyll Dunaway, Maggie Furr, and Amber Rezinas scored two times, each. Trainor reached base all six times. Furr and Dunaway reached base five times. Rodman and Rezinas reached base four times.
While Altamont needed three pitchers to finish the game, Kayla McCabe went the distance for the Rams.
Moulton (1-4) moved on to play at St. Anthony on Tuesday and was to travel to Teutopolis on Thursday. They return home Monday and Tuesday to host St. Elmo/Brownstown, then Effingham.
Altamont 23, Moulton 22
Altamont 400 41(10) 4--23-17
Moulton 406 207 3--22-13
Ram stats: Kemp 2-for-5, 2B, BB, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Rodman 4-for-6, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Trainor 1-for-2, 4 BBs, ROE, 2B, 3 runs; Fox 0-for-4, 2 BBs, 2 FCs, 3 runs; McCabe 1-for-3, 2 HBP, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Marty 1-for-5, 2B, ROE, BB, 3 runs; Dunaway 2-for-3, 2 BBs, HBP, 2 runs, RBI; Furr 2-for-3, BB, 2 HBP, 2 runs, RBI; Rezinas 0-for-2, 2 BBs, 2 HBP, 2 runs. Pitching (L) McCabe 7 IP, 23 runs, 17 hits, 13 BBs, 6 Ks.