Shelbyville baseball ran their conference record to 11-2 on Monday by beating Meridian. The Rams trampled the Hawks in 4 1/2 innings, 13-1.
Shelbyville wasted little time Ram-peding the Hawks, posting a 7-run 1st inning. Sophomore Hunter Reed won his first game, a 4-hitter, allowing no earned runs in 5 innings, walking no one and striking out 7. He struck out the first two batters he faced. He gave up a hit, but then catcher AJ Stokes threw him out trying to steal as shortstop Kentrall Beck put on the tag
The Rams then brought their backhoe to the plate, ready to bury Meridian. Malcolm Miller and Rece Pullen had back-to-back single. An error in the outfield allowed them to go to 2nd and 3rd. Miller scored on a wild pitch, then Pullen on a wild pitch, 2-0.
Beck was thumped and stole 2nd. Ethan Clark singled him home. Clark went to 2nd on a wild pitch and Colten Reed doubled him home with no outs, 4-0. Reed went to 3rd on a balk. After a strikeout, Hunter Reed grounded out sending his brother home, 5-0.
Trey Ruot and Payton Bryant walked. Miller batted around and singled two more runs across, 7-0.
Bloodied and bowed, Meridian Meridian reached on an error in the 2nd, then grounded out, to beck, short to 1st. Bryant snagged a fly in center and Reed threw another K.
Shelby's bite at the apple in the 2nd fell short. With two outs, Colten Reed reached on an error and Stokes singled. A dropped 3rd strike still got the runner at 1st.
Despite a lead-off single in the 3rd, Reed KO'd the next guy, Clark caught a pop up at 1st and Reed rang up another victim.
The Rams spun the revolving door at home again in the 3rd. Ruot led off with a walk and Bryant singled. A wild pitch scored Ruot, 8-0. Miller reached on an error and Bryant scored. Pullen walked. Miller made 3rd on a wild pitch and beck sac flied him home, 9-0.
Pullen was out at 2nd. Clark walked and Colten Reed singled. Stokes reached on an error and a run scored, 10-0. Hunter Reed walked and Gannon Beals reached on an error driving in a run. Two wild pitch scores ran the tally to 13-0.
In the Hawk 4th, a pop up and a ground out to 3rd set the tone, despite a follow-up single. Reed KO'd the last guy. Shelby didn't score in the 4th. Miller was hit, Beck single, and Clark walked with one out. A fielder's choice was a prelude to two more outs.
Meridian had a ways to go to keep the game alive in the 5th.The first batter singled. Reed threw a K and a ground out let the runner to 2nd. Two wild pitches later, he ruined the shutout, 13-1. The last pigeon hit to right field and the ball was caught to end the game.
Seven rams hit safely and two had multiple hits. Miller was 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in 2 runs. Colten Reed was 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one. He had the game's only extra-base hit, a double.
Shelbyville is 17-11 and 11-2 in the CIC.
Shelbyville 13, Meridian 1
M'idian 000 01--1-4-4
Shelby 706 0x--13-9-1
Ram stats: Miller 2-for-3, ROE, 2 runs, 2 RBIs (Mose HBP); Pullen 1-for-2, sacf, BB, run (Townsend 0-for-1); Beck 1-for-2, HBP, SB, sac, run, RBI; Clark 1-for-2, run, RBI (Trimble 2 BBs, run); C Reed 2-for-3, ROE, 2B, 2 runs, RBI (Logue 0-for-1, FC); Stokes 1-for-3, ROE, run; H Reed 0-for-2, BB, RBI; Ruot 2 BBs, 2 runs (Beals 0-for-1, ROE); Bryant 1-for-1, BB, 2 runs; (Patel 0-for-1). Pitching (W) H Reed (1-0) 5 IP, 1 run (0 ER), 4 hits, 0 BBs, 7 Ks.
M'dian stats: Clapp 0-for-3; Wingard 0-for-2; Snow 1-for-2; Buchanan 0-for-2, ROE; Boehm 1-for-2; Sauder 0-for-2; Ripple 1-for-2, run; Brels ford 1-for-2; Bowison 0-for-2. Pitching (L) Snow