Sectional Champs

The Shelbyville Rams show off their second Sectional title plaque in as many years.

Stacked with seniors, the Shelbyville Rams soared through the 2006 season to the best record in school history (28-3) and a historic undefeated Okaw Valley Conference championship.

They weren’t just any seniors, they had impressive stats to go with their experience and confidence as they led the team stats this year and finished off four years of excellence.

The seniors were freshmen when head coach Tony Pullen took over the program. Their record for four years was 86-29, a winning percentage of .748, averaging out to a win/loss record for those four years of 21-7 per year. Their junior and senior years their record was 54-9 and their senior year they were a school record 28-3. The senior group had a career batting average of .303. Their batting average this year as a group was .342.

Kraig Ladd led the Rams this season. Ladd’s 2006 stats showed a team-high batting average of .500, a team-high on base percentage of .613 and a team-high slugging percentage of .865. He also had number of home runs (8), a team-high RBI’s of 41, a team-high number of hits (48).

He had a team-high number of singles (29), tied for a team-high number of doubles (11), a team-high number of total bases (81), a team-high fewest strike outs (8, 0.075 SOR) and a team-high number of runs scored (42). He also stole 12 bases this year and was never caught.

Ladd led most hitting statistical categories. Jake Hankins led the team with 27 walks (the most in a year over the last four years). Derek Hayden led the team in triples with four and stolen bases with 19. Jordan Hatfield led the team in sacrifices with five. Doug Gaddis led the team in taking one for the team, being hit with a pitch four times (six times counting JV).

In fielding, once again it was Ladd, as a first baseman, that led the team with a .982 fielding percentage. He had a team high 156 put outs. Brett Jarnagin (shortstop) and Isaac Smith (second baseman) tied for the most fielding assists with 42 each. Jake Hankins and Hayden, outfielders, had the least amount of errors, one each and tied for second in fielding percentage, both with .963 percent.

Jason Sullivan was the yeoman for a staff of aces. Sullivan started a team-high 10 games and pitched in 12. He had a team-high seven wins. He worked a team-leading 58 innings and faced a team-high 251 batters. Of those 251 batters, he struck out a team-leading 95 batters, averaging 1.64 strikeouts per inning and a strikeout for every 2.64 batters he faced.

Derek Hayden did not work as much, due to coming off an injury, but he was very efficient. Hayden had a 0.38 ERA (earned run average). He allowed a team-low three runs (two earned) and allowed just 16 hits and only allowed one extra base hit (double). He allowed no triples, no home runs and didn’t hit a batter in 37 innings pitched and 142 batters faced.

Hayden led the team with a 6-0 record. He led the team by only allowing .97 walks per inning and by holding his opponents’ batting average to just .113.

For his career, Ladd also led this group of seniors with a batting average of .446 with 99-of-222. Right behind Ladd in batting average was Jason Sullivan who hit .415 (105-of-253).

Sullivan led this group of seniors with a career-high 16 home runs and career-high 89 RBI’s. He also had 28 doubles for his career and 63 walks.

Hayden had a career-high 60 stolen bases, a career-high eight triples among this group of seniors and almost as many walks as Sullivan (62). Hayden also had a career-high 129 runs scored.

As a pitcher, Hayden only allowed five earned runs in four years. His career ERA was 1.80 with 161 strikeouts and a record of 14-2 and three saves.

Seniors Career Stats

Batting: Hayden .346, 103-of-298, 129 runs, 21 2B’s, 8 3B’s, 12 HR’s, 51 RBI’s, 60 SB, 62 BB’s; Sullivan .415, 105-of-253, 110 runs, 28 2B’s, 16 HR’s, 89 RBI’s, 22 SB, 63 BB; Tyler Sickles .322, 96-of-298, 15 2B’s, 11 HR’s, 66 RBI’s, 49 BB’s; Ladd .446, 99-of-222, 21 2B’s, 11 HR’s, 71 RBI’s, 25 SB; Donny Dragovan .367, 47-of-128; 14 2B’s, 5 HR’s, 44 RBI’s; Brett Jarnagin .298 (2 years), 42 runs, 17 2B’s, 5 HR’s, 27 RBI’s; Jake Hankins .302 (2 years), 33 runs, 28 BB’s (2 years), .595 OBP; Hatfield .282, 7 HR’s, 23 RBI’s; Derek Bly .250, .500 OBP.

Pitching: Hayden 14-2, 3 saves, 1.80 ERA, 161 K’s; Sullivan 12-7, 2 saves, 3.70 ERA, 153 K’s; Ladd 2-0; Dragovan 2 wins; Nathan Eversole (1 year) 2-0, 2.19 ERA, 18 K’s; Hatfield 1-0.

Fielding: Ladd 275 Put outs, 21 assists, 11 Errors; Jarnagin 81 assists.

2006 Team/Individual Stats

HITTING-Hayden .367, 36-of-98, 36 runs, 23 1B’s, 4 2B’s, *4 3B’s, 5 HR’s, 63 TB, 17 RBI’s, 2 Sac, 17 K’s, 17 BB’s, 2 HBP, *19 SB’s, *4 CS, *9 OBE, .547 OBP, .643 SLG, .145 SOR; Sullivan .400, 36-of-90, 39 runs, 20 1, 10 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR’s, 63 TB, 25 RBI’s, 16 K’s, 23 BB’s, 1 HBP, 9 SB’s, 3 Cs, 4 OBE, .561 OBP, .700 SLG, .140 SOR; Ladd *.500, *48-of-96, *42 runs, *29 1B’s, *11 2B’s, *8 HR’s, *83 TB, *41 RBI’s, 3 Sac, *8 K’s, 10 BB’s, 12 SB’s, 0 CS, 7 OBE, *.613 OBP, *.865 SLG, *.075 SOR; Sickles .321, 27-of-84, 12 runs, 18 1B’s, 3 2B’s, 6 HR’s, 48 TB, 22 RBI’s, 1 Sac, 21 K’s, 17 BB’s, 3 HBP, 2 SB’s, 1 CS, 5 OBE, .500 OBP, .571 SLG, .202 SOR; Jarnagin .278, 25-of-90, .278, 23 run, 11 1B’s, 11 2B’s, 1 3B, 2 HR’s, 44 TB, 12 RBI’s, 1 Sac, 31 K’s, 8 BB’s, 1 HBP, 5 SB’s, 2 CS, 5 OBE, .394 OBP, .489 SLG, .313 SOR; Dragovan .373, 31-of-83, 19 runs, 17 1B’s, 11 2B’s, 3 HR’s, 51 TB, 29 RBI’s, 1 Sac, 12 K’s, 11 BB’s, 3 HBP, 5 OBE, .515 OBP, .614 SLG, .124 SOR; Hankins .405, 34-of-84, 33 runs, 25 1B’s, 8 2B’s, 1 3B, 44 TB, 17 RBI’s, 4 Sac, 10 K’s, *27 BB’s, 4 SB’s, 2 CS, 5 OBE, .595 OBP, .524 SLG, .090 SOR; Eversole .222, 2-of-9, 2 runs, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 TB, 4 RBI’s, 1 K, 2 BB’s, 2 OBE, .545 OBP, .667 SLG, .091 SOR; Hatfield .280, 14-of-50, 19 runs, 4 1B’s, 4 2B’s, 1 3B, 5 HR’s, 35 TB, 18 RBI’s, *5 Sac, 17 K’s, 15 BB’s, 1 HBP, 5 SB’s, 0 CS, 2 OBE, .485 OBP, .700 SLG, .258 SOR; Derek Bly .273, 3-of-11, 2 runs, 3 1B’s, 3 TB, 2 RBI’s, 1 K, 3 BB’s, 1 OBE, .500 OBP, .273 SLG, .071 SOR; Smith .310, 27-of-87, 16 runs, 18 1B’s, 7 2B’s, 2 HR’s, 40 TB, 24 RBI’s, 2 Sac, 23 K’s, 6 BB’s, 2 SB’s, 0 CS, 6 OBE, .419 OBP, .460 SLG, .247 SOR; Jake Elam .400, 4-of-10, 26 runs, 4 1B’s, 4 TB, 3 K’s, 2 BB’s, 1 HBP, 3 SB’s, 1 CS, .538 OBP, .400 SLG, .231 SOR; Doug Gaddis .250, 2-of-8, 3 runs, 1 1B, 1 2B, 3 TB, 1 RBI, 4 K’s, *4 HBP, .500 OBP, .375 SLG, .500 SOR; Chris Holmes .182, 2-of-11, 2 runs, 2 1B’s, , 2 TB, 3 RBI’s, 4 K’s, 4 BB’s, 1 OBE, .467 OBP, .182 SLG, .267 SOR; Max Sweeney .250, 2-of-8, 2 runs, 2 1B’s, 2 TB, 1 RBI, 3 K’s, 1 BB, 1 HBP, .400 OBP, .250 SLG, .300 SOR; Jay Nottingham .333, 5-of-15, 4 runs, 5 1B’s, 5 TB, 2 RBI’s, 2 BB’s, 2 SB’s, 1 CS, 1 OBE, .471 OBP, .333 SLG, .000 SOR; Connor McNeely-Short .333, 1-of-3, 2 runs, 1 1B, 1 TB, 1 SB, 2 CS, .333 OBP, .333 SLG, .000 SOR; Torry Schloz .400, 2-of-5, 1 run, 2 1B’s, 2 TB, 3 RBI’s, 1 K, 1 HBP, .500 OBP, .400 SLG, .167 SOR; Zach Lane .333, 2-of-6, 1 run, 1 1B, 1 2B, 3 TB, 1 RBI, 3 K’s, 1 BB’s, .429 OBP, .500 SLG, .429 SOR; Ty Lane .333, 1-of-3, 1B, 1 TB, 1 RBI, 1 K, .333 OBP, .333 SLG, .333 SOR. (TB-Total Bases, OBE-On Base By Error, OBP-On Base Percentage, SLG-Slugging Percentage, SOR-Strikeout Ratio per at bat)

FIELDING-Hayden 5 AS, 21 PO, 1 ER, .963; Sullivan 20 AS, 8 PO, 3 ER, .903; Ladd 12 AS, *156 PO, 3 ER, *.982; Sickles 9 AS, 9 PO, 4 ER, .818; Jarnagin *42 AS, 23 PO, 9 ER, .878; Dragovan 24 AS, 10 PO, 7 ER, .829; Hankins 3 AS, 23 PO, 1 ER, .963; Eversole 4 AS, 2 PO, 1 ER, .857; Hatfield 0 AS, 19 PO, 5 ER, .792; Bly 6 AS, 3 PO, 0 ER, 1.000; Smith *42 AS, 15 PO, 7 ER, .891; Elam 0 AS, 1 PO, 1 ER, .500; Gaddis 0 AS, 3 PO, 0 ER, 1.000; Holmes 3 AS, 2 PO, 3 ER, .625; Sweeney 0 AS, 0 PO, 1 ER, .000; Nottingham 0 AS, 19 PO, 0 ER, 1.000; Schloz 4 AS, 0 PO, 2 ER, .667; Z. Lane 3 AS, 2 PO, 0 ER, 1.000; T. Lane 2 AS, 1 PO, 0 ER, 1.000. (AS-assists, PO-put outs, ER-errors, Avg. -PO+AS/PO+AS+ER)

PITCHING-Sullivan *7-2, 1 Sv, *12 G, *10 GS, *251 BF, *58 IP, 31 Runs, 18 ER, 2.17 ERA, 21 1B’s, 11 2B’, 0 3B’s, 3 HR’s, *95 K’s, 24 BB’s, 2 HB, 1.05 WHP, .139 OBA; Hayden 6-0, 8 G, 8 GS, 142 BF, 37 IP, *3 runs, *2 ER, *0.38 ERA, *15 1B, *1 2B, *0 3B, *0 HR, 55 K’s, 20 BB’s, *0 HB, *0.97 WHP, *.113 OBA; Smith 6-1, 1 Sv, 9 G, 4 GS, 139 BF, 30 IP, 20 runs, 18 ER, 4.20 ERA, 26 1B, 6 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 32 K’s, 8 BB’s, *7 HB, 1.63 WHP, .245 OBA; T. Lane 5-0, 1 Sv, 9 G, 5 GS, 148 BF, 34 IP, 15 runs, 12 ER, 2.47 ERA, 25 1B, 4 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 41 K’s, 10 BB, 4 HB, 1.32 WHP, .209 OBA; Eversole 2-0, 5 G, 2 GS, 73 BF, 16 IP, 8 runs, 5 ER, 2.19 ERA, 9 1B, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 18 K’s, 9 BB, 3 HB, 1.38 WHP, .137 OBA; Ladd 1-0, 1 Sv, 4 G, 2 GS, 36 BF, 1 IP, 3 runs, 3 ER, 3.00 ERA, 3 1B, 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 12 K’s, 7 BB’s, 2 HB, 2.00 WHP, .139 OBA; Hatfield 1-0, 6 G, 0 GS, 42 BF, 9 IP, 10 runs, 10 ER, 7.78 ERA, 3 1B, 3 2B, 16 K’s, 7 BB’s, 2 HB, 1.67 WHP, .143 OBA; Hankins 1 g, 9 BF, 2 IP, 1 run, 0 ER, 0.00 ERa, 5 K’s, 2 BB’s, 1 HB, 1.50 WHP, .000 OBA; Elam 1 G, 3 BF, 1 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 K’s, 0 BB’s, 0.00 WHP, .000 OBA. (G-games played, GS-games started, BF-batters faced, IP innings pitched, ER earned runs, ERA-earned runs/ 7 IP, HB-hit batters, WHP-walks+ hits /IP, OBA-opponents batting average)

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