Eagles finish 2-2 in Foothills Classic

Monday, April 19, 2004

It was a split decision for the Shelbyville Golden Eagles over the weekend as they won their first and last games in the Foothills Classic at Maryville while dropping the two games in the middle.

For the tournament Shelbyville scored 51 runs off 50 hits and had 23 extra bases. "That's kind of the way the season's gone," said head coach Scott Hall. "We've not had a whole lot of trouble scoring runs, but a hard time getting people out."

Shelbyville played Heritage in the opener, pulling out a 15-13 win in eight innings. Shortstop Jared Frazier slammed out a solo home run.

In the Eagles' second game Friday evening Shelbyville lost to Division II defending state champion Baylor 7-3. Zach Riddle led the Eagles with a RBI single.

Saturday Shelbyville fell 12-11 to host William Blount. Shelbyville took an 11-9 lead into the top of the eighth when Charlie Hallum crushed a two-run homer. With two outs on Blount in the bottom of the eighth it looked like the Eagles might get the win, but Blount's Gilliam hit a two-run home run to tie it back up and then third baseman Crosby scored the winning run.

Shelbyville's final game of the tournament was a 22-5 blowout of Alcoa. The Eagles had 13 extra base hits led by right fielder Josh Bobo's two-run home run and single and Frazier's three doubles and single.