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Class 4A, No. 14 Shelbyville shakes off slow start to roll past Greenwood

Class 4A, No. 14-ranked Shelbyville got off to a slow start Monday against visiting Greenwood then took control with a 9-run fourth inning.


The Woodmen built a 3-0 lead off starting pitcher Brooke Lipperd but the Golden Bears responded with a three-run third to tie the score once again.


After a scoreless top of the fourth, Shelbyville posted nine runs in its half of the inning and tacked on two more in the fifth to secure the run-rule victory, 14-4.


Lipperd allowed five hits and three walks but just four earned runs to get the Golden Bears to 11-1 this season.


Addisenn Weaver, Maddie Campton, Karissa Hamilton and Cheyenne Eads each had home runs in the game. Campton, Hamilton, Kylee Edwards and Katie Mathies had doubles.


Shelbyville pounded out 13 hits total with six different players having two hits.


With a statement victory Saturday over previously No. 1 ranked Yorktown (Class 3A), the Golden Bears rose five spots in the state coaches poll that was released Tuesday.


Roncalli remains No. 1 in 4A ahead of Lake Central, Crown Point, Mooresville and New Palestine. Rounding out the top five are Center Grove, Bedford North Lawrence, Decatur Central, Castle and Brownsburg.


The next five includes Jasper, Franklin Central, Penn, Shelbyville and Leo. Pendleton Heights is 16th, Mt. Vernon is 20th, and Shelbyville’s opponent Thursday, Franklin, is 22nd.


Yorktown dropped to No. 4 in 3A behind Edgewood, Guerin Catholic and Benton Central but ahead of Danville, Kankakee Valley, Bellmont, Frankfort, Tri-West Hendricks and Northwestern.


Tecumseh is No. 1 in 2A ahead of Union County, Boone Grove, Alexandria Monroe, North Posey, Eastern Hancock, Pioneer, Eastern (Greentown), Whitko and Evansville Mater Dei.


Lanesville tops the Class A poll with Loogootee, Tri, Hauser, Clay City, West Central, Caston, Borden, South Central (Union Mills) and North Miami completing the top 10.