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Golden Eagles Use Five-Run Fifth to Beat Franklin County and Extend Five Game Winning Streak

Noah Maddox
Posted 4/15/24

Shelbyville Central picked up their ninth win in their last 11 games after a five-run fifth inning propelled them to a 9-6 win over Franklin County.

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Golden Eagles Use Five-Run Fifth to Beat Franklin County and Extend Five Game Winning Streak


The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles handled the visiting Franklin County Rebels, 9-6, on Saturday thanks to a five-run fifth inning to win their fifth consecutive game this season on Saturday.

Stephen Bobo led Shelbyville – winners of nine of their last eleven games – with three hits, including a double, and a pair of runs-batted-in from the leadoff spot while William Bobo and nine-hole hitter Caden Duggin recorded two hits apiece. Duggin recorded one RBI while Bobo’s two hits were a triple and a double. Kyler Trice also picked up an RBI on a double.

Palmer Edwards got the start on the mound for the Golden Eagles, throwing three complete innings with three strikeouts and a walk on 65 pitches while giving up three hits and three earned-runs (4 total). He was relieved by William Bobo for the fourth and fifth inning, striking out a pair of hitters while not allowing a single baserunner. Stephen Bobo came on for the sixth, striking out two and walking one.

Shelbyville took a 2-1 lead after the second inning before Franklin County put up a three-spot in the top of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. The Golden Eagles then tied things up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. 

After William Bobo held the Rebels scoreless on the mound in the top of the fifth, Shelbyville’s bats went for the kill shot in the home half of the inning, plating five runs against Jacob Hardison to take a commanding 9-4 lead that they would not relinquish. 

Despite Franklin County threatening in the top of the seventh inning with a pair of runs on a pair of hits, Carston Williams settled down to shut the door with three strikeouts to secure the 9-6 victory. Despite giving up those two runs, neither of them were earned thanks to some fielding errors. 

Shelbyville Central and Franklin County accounted for 10 errors total with each team committing five apiece. However, Rebels tallied only five total hits – all of them singles – which paled in comparison to the Golden Eagles’ 12 base knocks. The hosts hit the same amount of extra-base hits, five, as the total hits tally for the visiting Franklin County Rebels.

Shelbyville Central improves to 12-9 (0-4), looking  to continue their hot streak into a busy week where they will start things off by hosting Columbia Central in game one of a key District 9-AAAA series on Monday night. 

Franklin County falls to 6-11 (3-1).

Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles, Franklin County Rebels, William Bobo, Stephen Bobo, Kyler Trice, Carston Williams, Palmer Edwards, Caden Duggin