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Reece Shelton, Sr., Black Hawk baseball
Black Hawk's Reece Shelton went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored, and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning on the mound to lead the Lafayette County All-Stars to a 7–2 victory over the Green County All-Stars in the first All-Star All-Cancer Baseball game at Monroe on Sunday, July 7. Shelton is this week's Mast Water Technology Athlete of the Week.
Shullsburg/Benton's Brooks Tiedeman and Shelton ripped back-to-back RBI singles in the top of the first inning to give Lafayette County a 3–0 lead. Shelton added and RBI single — his third inning of the game — in the top of the sixth, then scored on a passed ball later in the inning to make it 7–2.
Shelton also took a turn on the mound and struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless inning. Seven pitchers combined to strike out nine and walk just one, while holding Green County to two unearned runs on three hits in the game.
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Nick Andrae, Sr., Darlington baseball
Andrae walked, doubled, drove in a pair of runs and scored another in Lafayette County's 7–2 victory in last Sunday's All-Star All-Cancer Baseball Game at Monroe High School. He walked an scored on an error in the outfield for the game's first run. He added an RBI double in the fourth and an RBI groundout in the fifth.
Brooks Tiedeman, Sr., Shullsburg/Benton baseball
Tiedeman had a hit and drew a pair of walks in his three plate appearances, and scored a pair of runs to help the Lafayette County All-Stars score a 7–2 victory in last Sunday's All-Star All-Cancer Baseball Game. Tiedeman also retired the side in order in the bottom of the sixth inning in his turn on the mound. He had one strikeout.