SHELBYVILLE — After knocking on the door of finding a win for several games now, the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles brought out the heavy lumber and shelled the Forrest Rocket pitching staff …
SHELBYVILLE — After knocking on the door of finding a win for several games now, the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles brought out the heavy lumber and shelled the Forrest Rocket pitching staff to the tune of 22 hits in Friday’s first win of the season.
The Eagles plated a staggering 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and crushed the Rockets, 16-5.
Things appeared to tip in favor of the Rockets in the first inning, as Forrest was able to drive in three runs.
The Rockets scored the first game on an error in the Eagle infield and added two more when Brennan Mealer scored on a passed ball.
A third run scored on a RBI single.
Parker Burks pitched just 1/3 of an inning before William Bobo hit the mound in relief.
Bobo recorded the final two outs of the inning.
But as quickly as the Rockets took a 3-0 lead, Shelbyville answered with back-to-back singles by Bobo and Jaquai Beverly to lead off the inning.
Bobo eventually scored the first run of the game for Shelbyville on a passed ball, before Carston Williams drew a walk.
Nick Johnson then doubled, scoring Beverly.
An error scored the third run of the inning for Shelbvyille, before Kyler Trice singled home the go-ahead run.
Forrest answered the Eagle surge by plating two more runs in the top of the second.
Shelbyville got one back in the bottom of the second when Williams singled on a line drive to center field, scoring Beverly.
Shelbyville took a one-run lead in the bottom of the third when William Bobo scored.
But the crushing blow came in the 10-run fourth inning in which the Eagles battered the Rocket pitching staff to the tune of nine hits, including a pair of doubles.
In total, four Eagles connected on three hits and another five had two-hit nights.
Williams was the top run-producer, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs, while Trice went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Johnson also went 3-for-4, with three doubles on the night.
On the mound, Burks went 1/3 of an inning and allowed three runs on one hit, while Bobo pitched an inning and gave up two runs on two hits, while striking out two.
Caden Thomas also pitched an inning and didn’t allow a hit, while striking out a pair.
Caleb Molder mirrored Thomas’ inning and didn’t give up a hit while striking out two.
Marquis Wilson took the win on the bump, going 1 2/3 innings. He did allow a hit, but also struck out a batter and didn’t allow a run to cross the plate.
Shelbyville opens a two-game series against Franklin County on Monday in Winchester, before hosting the Rebels in Game 2 on Tuesday.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. in both games.
Forrest 320 00 — 5 4 3
Shelbyville 411 (10)x — 16 22 0
Shelbyville: William Bobo 2-for-3, Jaquai Beverly 3-for-4, Carston Williams 3-for-3, Nick Johnson 3-for-3, Caden Thomas 2-for-3, Mason Shavers 2-for-2, Kyler Trice 3-for-3, Caleb Molder 2-for-4, Marquis Wilson 2-for-3.