Shelby County jumped out to a big lead but couldn’t hold on and lost to Mattoon Post 88 12-8.
Shelby County got on the board first with a run in the top of the first. Shelby County then added 5 runs in the top of the second. Mattoon came back by scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the second to make it 6-2 after two innings. Shelby County added a run in the third while Mattoon scored 2 runs in the third and 6 runs in the fourth to take a 10-7 lead. Shelby County scored a run in the sixth but Mattoon added 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 12-8.
The loss dropped Shelby County to 5-5 on the season. Shelby County will face Moultrie-Douglas in Tuscola Thursday.