SHELBYVILLE -- The Rams got a couple timely hits to back starting pitcher Brett Spears and get out with a win before the rain came.

Shelbyville (16-7) got RBIs from Quinn Martz and Tylr Gottfriedt en route to a 2-0 victory. Otherwise, Spears and Clinton starter Travis Osgood were dueling.

The starters only allowed five hits each and combined for three strikeouts.

"Brett pitched great for us, throwing a lot of strikes and our defense did a great job backing him up and keeping the shutout in tack before the game was called," Shelbyville coach John Hickman said. "We were happy that we were able to pitch a shutout and come away with the victory."

The Rams scored once in the third inning and again in the fourth.


Clinton 14, Shelbyville 1

SHELBYVILLE -- Alexis Estes kept rolling, this time at the Shelbyville's expense.

She struck out six in a complete five-inning game and allowed one hit. That hit, by Torre Koontz, ended up scoring the Rams' only run. It was charged to Estes.

"She was pretty spot-on," Clinton coach Mike Nunnery said of Estes. "We hit the ball very well and the rain stopped us from having to finish but ... we pretty much had the game in hand."

Koontz was the pitcher against Estes, and she had a tough night.

The Maroons (15-3) scored 10 runs in the third inning to take control. 

Bayleigh Holmes was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Maroons. Six players had at least one RBI, including Haley Steward (1-for-3, two RBIs) and Ryty Dupont-Barlow (1-for-2, two RBIs).

Okaw Valley 15, Arcola 1

ARCOLA -- The Timberwolves scored in each of the first five innings, making it clear their offense had its groove back.

Grace Harlin was the catalyst, finishing 2-for-3 with five RBIs. Kailyn Boyer and Madison Vogel added two RBIs apiece.

Okaw Valley (9-6) had 12 hits off of Arcola's Kayla Kepley, scoring four in the second inning and seven more in the third.

"Our offense came back alive after struggling the past three games," Okaw Valley coach Dave Benning said. "This was a good game to come back and get the offense going. This is the type of offense we need going forward and that is to score every inning and put the pressure on the opposing team."

Okaw Valley starting pitcher Maddie Perrine had a tone of run support and finished a solid five-inning outing. She allowed one run on five hits, while striking out five.

Shelbyville committed six errors.

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