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Two-out hit eludes Eagles in 9-4A opener

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 9:15 pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Trailing 7-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Shelbyville Central drove in two runs to pull within one of Warren County’s lead, and had two more runners in scoring position.
But the Eagles couldn’t get the needed two-out hit to tie the game and fell in the District 9-4A tournament, 7-6.
Carston Williams made things interesting for the Eagles in the bottom of the sixth, driving in two runs on a line drive single to left, scoring two runs.
But the needed two-out hit eluded Shelbyville and the Eagles stranded two runners in scoring position.
Reliever Blake Bone then sat the Pioneers down in order in the top of the seventh, giving the Eagles one more shot at tying or taking the win.
However, Shelbyville also went quietly, 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh and suffered the tournament-opening loss.
Stephen Bobo went 1-for-3 with a RBI and Williams was 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Nick Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI as well.
Brody Lovvorn got the start on the bump and went 1 1/3 innings before the Eagles tapped into the bullpen.
Warren County drove in three runs in the top of the first and built a 5-3 lead by the end of the second.
Working in relief, Austin Whorley went 3 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on three hits to go along with a pair of strikeouts.
Bone worked the final two innings in relief and struck out three while giving up a hit.
While any postseason loss is a tough pill to swallow, the Eagles are still alive in tournament play and will face off in an elimination game on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Lincoln County.

Warren Co. 320 110 0 — 7 9 1
Shelbyville 120 012 0 — 6 8 2

Stephen Bobo 1-for-3, Carston Williams 1-for-3, Nick Johnson 2-for-3, Brody Lovvorn 1-for-4, Palmer Edwards 1-for-4, Kyler Trice 1-for-4, Caden Peacock 1-for-3.
WP: Denning
LP: Lovvorn