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Shelbyville baseball drops conference twin bill over weekend

Shelbyville first baseman Lucas Stieneker corrals a throw from pitcher Tyce Taylor on Friday at New Palestine. The Golden Bears dropped two games to the Dragons over the weekend.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

Mark Kuhn is seeing a beach ball.

The Shelbyville senior is hitting .455 through three games this season for the 1-2 Golden Bears, who dropped two games over the weekend in chilly conditions at New Palestine.

The team fell 15-5 in Game 1, which was completed on Saturday after snowfall delayed Friday’s finish, and 3-1 in Game 2, which was also played on Saturday.

Kuhn had four RBIs and a home run in the first game. Despte an 0 of 3 effort at the plate in the second game, Kuhn leads SHS in average, doubles (2), hits (5) and RBIs (6).

The Golden Bears and Dragons were locked at zero until the fifth inning in Game 2. New Pal plated two and Shelbyville one to get the scoring started. Senior newcomer Brock Blackwell threw fiving innings in his first start and finished with four strikeouts on the mound. The Dragons scored again in the sixth to earn the win.

Cory Taylor and Grant Martin had the lone hits for SHS in the loss.

Damon Lux is second on the team with a .429 batting average. Eadin Balting is hitting .400 and Logan Miller has three RBIs.

T. Taylor leads the Golden Bears with eight strikeouts.

Shelbyville opened its season with a 10-4 win over No. 11 Brebeuf Jesuit. The team plays again today at Columbus East.