FORTVILLE — Ethan Larrison and Chase McColley went the distance – and then some – to sweep Mt. Vernon on Friday and keep Shelbyville tied for the Hoosier Heritage Conference baseball lead.
In the HHC doubleheader opener at Fortville, Larrison, a senior Shelbyville right-hander, threw 131 pitches over seven innings to lead the Golden Bears to a 10-6 win.
In Game 2, fellow senior righty McColley notched 139 pitches and 15 strikeouts through nine innings to keep the Golden Bears around in a 4-3, 10-inning victory.
The dual wins put Shelbyville at 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the HHC, the same conference mark as Greenfield-Central. All other teams in the HHC have at least four conference losses. Assuming they stay healthy, Larrison and McColley will lead the Golden Bears into Greenfield for a possible HHC title-deciding doubleheader on May 16.