Shelbyville Moulton baseball opened their fall 2019 season by beating Central A&M on Thursday, 10-2.
Central A&M got the first hit of the season and the first run, before Shelby took charge. Jack Arthur got the win for the Rams, throwing the first 4 innings and allowing 2 runs and 4 hits, walking just one and striking out 4.
Brody Boehm was the big stick of the day for he Rams. He hit 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, driving in 2 runs. Kaz Fox, was the lead-off man and was 2-for-4, stealing 3 bases and scoring 3 times. Myles Hammond was 2-for-3 with a double two stolen bases and two runs scored.
Steiling led off for A&M with a hit. Chase Wells made a play 3rd to 1st for an out, then Arthur rang up the next batter. Brown has an A&M hit, but Hammond threw out the next batter short to 1st.
Shelby started down 1-0, but Kaz Fox got that run back quickly. Fox had a single, then stole 2nd and 3rd. Although the next two batters struck out to Ferguson, A&M’s starter, Brady Boehm reached on an error and the scored was tied, 1-1.
Neilson led off the A&M 2nd with a hit. Arthur threw a K, then a fielder’s choice made it 2 dead and a runner at 1st. Arthur rang up #9.
Shelby took the lead in the 2nd. Hammond led off walking on 4 pitches. A passed ball put him at 2nd and then a ground out moved him to 3rd. He scored on a passed ball, 2-1.
With two outs, Kelton Logan walked on 4 pitches. Fox singled a run in, 3-1. Arthur reached on an error and Brody Boehm singled a run across, 4-1. A&M went in order in the 3rd on a pop outs to Hammond and to Petska at 1st, then a strikeout.
Shelby lowered the boom in the 3rd. Jack Lockart led off with a single and stole 2nd. Hammond cranked an RBI dpouble, 5-1. With one out, Wells reached on an error, 6-1. Logan reached on an error.
Fox reached on a fielder’s choice, making it two outs. Arthur reached on an error. Brody Boehm blasted a triple, clearing the bases, 10-1.
A&M got one run back in the 4th. Brown walked, White singled and a ground out scored the run, 10-2. Logan made two pays 2nd to 1st and Hammond made the 3rd out from short to 1st.
Shelby got a single from Hammond in the 4th, but he was left on. Ferguson doubled for A&M in the 5th and Houchins reached on an error, but Ferguson was out stealing home. Arthur had a K and Wells came on in relief and had a K. Shelby went in order in the 5th.
In the 6th, Kelly got a single, but fielder’s choices and a Wells K kept them from scoring. Broday Boehm led off the Ram 6th with a double. Brady Boehm was hit. But no one scored.
A&M was down to 3 outs in the 7th. Petska made a play at 1st and Wells rang a batter up. A walk to Steiling and a single by Ferguson gave A&M a glimmer of hope, but the lead runner was thrown out by the Ram catcher, Fox, trying to stealing 3rd to end the game.
The game was close hitting-wise. Shelby had 8 hits, and A&M 7. A&M committed 5 errors and Shelby one. That was a difference.
Shelbyvlle 10, Central A&M 2
C A&M 100 100 0--2-7-5
Shelby 136 000 x--10-8-1
Ram stats: Fox 2-for-4, 3 SB, 3 runs; Arthur 0-for-3, 2 ROEs, run (Jokisch 0-for-1); Bro Bohem 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, run, 2 RBI; Bra Boehm 0-for-3, ROE, HBP, SB; Lockart 1-for-4, SB, run; Hammond 2-for-3, 2B, 2 SB, BB, 2 runs, RBI; Petska 0-for-3; Wells 0-for-3, ROE, run, RBI; Logan 0-for-1, RORE, BB, SB, run (Shrock 0-for-1). Pitching (W) Arthur (1-0) 4 IP, 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks; Wells 3 IP, 0 runs, 3 hits, 2 BB, 3 K
CAM stats: Steiling 1-for-3, BB, run; Ferguson 2-for-4; Houchins 0-for-3, ROE; Brown 1-for-2, BB, run; White 1-for-3, FC; Neilson 1-for-3, FC; Kelly 1-for-3, RBI; Minott 0-for-3, FC; Elliott 0-for-3. Pitching (L) Ferguson
The B game went an inning and a half. Jack Jokisch started that game pitching. Shelby got 4 hits in one inning. Carter Schrock, Jaron Wiley, Trey Plumb, and Ryatt Walked stroked hits. Plumb and Walked had consecutive doubles. Four Rams walked in the inning.
A&M had two walks and a run in the 1st. Walker caught a pop up at 1st and had a 3-unassisted ground out. Jokisch KO’d the other batter.
Jockisch led off the Ram 1st with a walk. Schrock singled in the tying run, 1-1. Jaron Wiley singled and stole 2nd. With one out, Plumb doubled a run in, 2-1. Walker doubled a run in, 4-1. Brax Boehm walked, Cooper Thompson walked, and Eli McDowell walked, making it 6-1.
A&M hit in the 2nd. A lead-off single was followed by two walks and a single. A ground out to the pitcher and a walk was followed by a 3-unassisted play. It was 6-5 with two outs. A ground out to Jaron Wiley at short ended the game.
Shelbyville 6, Central A&M 5
C A&M 14--5-2-0
Ram stats: Jokisch BB, SB, run; Schrock 1-for-1, run, RBI; Ja Wiley 1-for-1, SB, run; Jo Wiley 0-for-1; Plumb 1-for-1, 2B, run, RBI; Walker 1-for-1, 2B, SB, run; Bx Boehm BB, run; Thompson BB; McDowell BB; Bn Boehm 0-for-1. Pitching (W) Jokisch 2 IP, 5 runs, 2 hits, 6 BBs, 1 K
CAM stats: #10 0-for-2; #36 2 BB, run; #26 0-for-2; #2 2 BBs; #40 0-for-1; #27 1-for-1, run; #30 BB, run; #5 BB, run; #20 1-for-1, run, 2 RBI. Pitching (L) 6 runs, 4 hits, 4 BB, 0 K