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Sports briefs: July 9, 2010

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By Laura Clark

Post 37 splits with Bowling Green

Playing at the University of Louisville’s Patterson Field, Shelby (9-5) lost one, 2-0, and won one, 14-13, against Bowling Green on Tuesday night.

In the first game, Shelbyville out hit Bowling Green, 5-4, but lost when BG scored two runs in the fifth inning. Coach Jim Wiley said his team played well.

“We faced a real nice pitcher. It was a well-played game,” he said. “It was just a pitcher’s battle.”

Troy Spaulding took the loss for Shelbyville. He pitched all seven innings and had five strikeouts.

“He pitched outstanding,” Wiley said. “That was really encouraging for us.”

In the second game, Shelbyville used three pitchers: Aaron Remmers, Scott Clemmons and Ben Glassner. Clemmons recorded the victory.

Every Shelbyville player got at least one hit. Eric Standafer and Kyle Cornett each had two hits. Shelbyville was leading, 14-10, when BG came to bat in the bottom of the seventh and  put up three runs before Glassner relieved Clemmons for the save.

“I think our bats came through. We got some timely hitting,” Wiley said.

J.T. Riddle named Mr. Baseball

J.T. Riddle earned the title Kentucky’s Mr. Baseball through his performance at Western Hills High School. He is the son of Shane and Suzette Riddle of Breaux Bridge, La., and Laketa and Buddy Ritchey of Frankfort. He is the grandson of Chuck and Betty Huffman of Shelbyville, Denny Riddle of Frankfort and George and Evelyn Cook of Owenton.

Riddle played shortstop and pitcher for Western Hills. He was a 35th-round draft pick by the Boston Red Sox and signed with the University of Kentucky, where he’ll play next season.

During his senior year, Riddle was 8-0 on the mound with a 1.26 earned-run average, 90 strikeouts and 12 walks. He batted .514 with seven home runs, 62 runs batted in, 36 runs scored and struck out just five times.

Sharks breaking records as State Meet approaches

In the David Webb Invitational in Erlanger on June 18-20, the Shelby Sharks swam 57 of 93 lifetime best times, eight new State A qualifying times, two summer sectional cutoff times and set seven new team records.

The new State A qualifying times include Caylem Ashcraft in the 11-13 age group for his 46.04-second time in the 50 backstroke. Lydia Jackson (9-10) qualified in the 100 freestyle (1 minute, 19.61 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:30.51). Her freestyle time was a team record, breaking Haley Miller's record. Jackson also set a team record in the 50 freestyle (34.71). The previous record was Emma Skinner’s 35.04.

Coy Romine (13-14) qualified for the state meet with his 200 individual medley time of 2:47.09 and his 100 backstroke time of 1:30.51. John Ruble (open) qualified in the 100 backstroke (1:09.14). Emma Skinner (11-12) qualified in the 100 butterfly (1:19.57).

Sam Ruble (13-14) qualifed for state with his 200 backstroke swim in the open division. He swam a 2:31.90, which breaks the team record set by Travis Muzzillo (2:32.51). Ruble also set records in the 100 freestyle (1:00.65). previously held by Drew Wingert (1:01.46), and the 100 backstroke (1:10.8), previously held by John Ruble (1:11.43).

Sydney Sell qualified for the summer sectional meet with her swims in the 13-14 age group. She swam a 2:27.4, which ranks 13th in the nation. She also swam a 1:09.57 in the 100 backstroke, which ranks 14th in the nation. Sell set two team records, breaking those she previously had set.

The State A Meet is July 22-25 in Elizabethtown. The Southern Zone Meet is July 27-Aug. 1 in Atlanta.