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Post 37 splits Oldham County 1-1

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Timely hitting key to rebounding in game two

By Les Abbott

 Post 37 played a double header on Sunday against Post 39 Oldham County at Bellarmine. Oldham County took the first game 9-5, but Shelbyville would rebound and win game two, 7-2.

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 Head coach of Post 37 Matt Buresh said he believed they hit the ball well in game one, but was pleased with the result in game two.

“I thought we hit the ball pretty well in game one, we had 9 hits but came up a little short.” Buresh said, “In game two we played a lot better. We are trying to get ready for the State Tournament on the 24th of July at Lyon County. We should be ready, I think the boys are ready to play.”

 

 

Shelbyville 7,
Oldham Co. 2

A two-run single from Drew Goodlett in the bottom of the first inning gave Shelbyville an early lead.

After Oldham County tacked on a run in the top of the third, Shelbyville responded scoring its final five runs in the middle innings. In the third, Mikaii Stoner would steal home and Jake McDaniel would get an RBI on a sac fly.

In the fourth, Jackson Cole came around to score on an error by the third baseman, and shortly after a Brandon Ethington ground out would bring Stoner around to score again for a 6-1 lead. Post 37’s final run came in the bottom of the fifth after Mike Lonak grounded out to score McDaniel.

Oldham would try to rally in the sixth with one run, but it wasn’t enough and Shelby held on for the win.

Noah Allen pitched six innings, giving up two runs and striking out seven.

Goodlett said Shelbyville’s timely, along with the efforts on the mound hitting, was key in rebounding from the game one loss.

“The biggest difference was timely hitting,” he said. “We strung together walks and hits without leaving guys stranded, which led to more runs being scored. We also had a great arm on the mound in Noah Allen from Fern Creek. He pounded the zone and made it hard for Oldham County to produce.”

 

 

Oldham County 9,
Shelbyville 5

Shelbyville struck first in the bottom of the second, scoring two runs off RBI groundouts from Lucas Banta and Cole.

After Oldham County cut the lead to 2-1 in the third, Blake Gribbons responded with an RBI single to stretch it back to 3-1.

Oldham would shorten the lead back to 1 in the fourth, and then grab a 5-3 lead with three runs in fifth.

Shelbyville rallied to tied the game at 5 as Allen scored on a passed ball and, in the same at bat, Roman Blue ripped an RBI single.

However, Oldham County tacked on four more runs in the top of the seventh to set the final score.

Post 37 returns to action This weekend, playing in a double header against Owensboro on Saturday, before playing Jasper on Sunday. All games are in Jasper, Indiana.