Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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April 5, 2013

Flaming Hearts shut out by Shelbyville


The bad luck continued in the fifth, when Braydon Bone and and Carter Hayes reached base with two outs. Levitt came up again and hit a flare to right field, only to have Hatfield rob him of a hit with a rolling catch.

Trenton Frey doubled in the sixth, but Walker and Daugherty failed to bring him home. In the seventh, Kennan Mahaffey reached on an error by Neil Yockey, and advanced to second on a grounder. Carter Hayes flew out to Miller to end the game.

For the Hearts, Fleener said the batting woes are something that needs to be worked out.

After a rough first inning on the mound, Effingham’s Alex Carie settled down and pitched with poise for the remainder of the game in his first start of the year.

He cut off a rally in the third inning following a Lucas Duckett leadoff single. Duckett advanced to third on a bunt. Jake Keown hit a sharp grounder up the middle, which Carie jumped for, fielded and cut down Duckett attempting to advance to third for the second out.

Carie allowed just the one unearned run on three hits in 6.1 innings, and struck out three. He got in to some trouble of his own in the seventh, walking back-to-back hitters with one out.

Matt Steffen came in, struck out Duckett and got Miller to pop out to short to end the inning.

“We saw some good leadership out of Alex Carie, he stepped up and did a great job pitching,” Fleener said. “Matt Steffen did a great job coming in and getting us out of that inning.”

Frey was 2 for 3 with a double, while Bone, Hayes, Vail and Khye Heuerman all had singles.

Effingham looks to get the bats going today when they travel to Highland.

Shelbyville 1, Effingham 0

Shelbyville 100 000 0 — 1 3 2

Effingham 000 000 0 — 0 6 3

WP - Hawkins LP - Carie

Effingham: Frey (2-3, 2B), Hayes (1-3, BB)

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