Shiloh defeats Central PrairieShiloh Christian rallied from a 5-2 deficit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to defeat the Central Prairie Firebirds 6-5 in Tuesday’s Region 8 Class B baseball tournament in Steele.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Shiloh Christian rallied from a 5-2 deficit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to defeat the Central Prairie Firebirds 6-5 in Tuesday’s Region 8 Class B baseball tournament in Steele.
The Firebirds took command early with 5-1 lead after two innings, knocking Shiloh starting pitcher Wyatt Knell off the mound in the second. Knell was relieved by Steven Slaubaugh, who earned the win after pitching four scoreless innings. Shiloh’s Zach Lardy came into the game in the top of the seventh to nail down the save.
Central Prairie starter Nic Moser allowed just two runs, one in the first and one in the third, before Shiloh’s big rally in the sixth. Moser went the distance and shouldered the loss.
Lardy and Brad Slaubaugh each recorded a pair of hits and drove in two runs apiece for Shiloh. Tommy Dwyer also went 1-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, two runs and two RBI.
Central Prairie was led at the plate by Dacotah Dockter, who went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored.
The Firebirds’ August Heupel and Kent Slaughter each had a pair of hits.
Shiloh advances to today’s Region 8 championship game, which will begin at approximately 5 p.m. in Steele. Shiloh will face the winner of today’s 3 p.m. game between Central Prairie and Kidder County.
Class B Region 8 Baseball Tournament
Shiloh Christian 6, Central Prairie 5
Central Prairie 320 000 0 — 5 7 2
Shiloh Christian 101 004 X — 6 6 3
Nic Moser and Dacotah Dockter. Wyatt Knell, Steven Slaubaugh (2), Zach Lardy (7) and Lardy, Knell (7). W—S. Slaubaugh. L—Moser. Save—Lardy.
Highlights: Shiloh Christian, Tommy Dwyer 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBI; Lardy 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Brad Slaubaugh 2-for-2, 2 RBI, run. Central Prairie, August Heupel 2-for-4, run; Dockter 2-for-3, RBI, 2 runs; Kent Slaughter 2-for-4, 2 RBI, run.