Meanwhile, the Indians struck once in the top of the third, fourth and fifth innings off of Nitro starter Barton.
Only one of those runs was earned, and the Indians were helped by three errors - two of them belonging to Shamblin.
Needless to say, there was no one at the ballpark happier to see his game-tying shot leave the yard than he was.
"I made a couple of bad plays in the field and when I got up, I just tried to clear my mind and tried to hit the ball the other way," Shamblin said. "It just happened to go over the fence. I was just thinking hit the ball on the ground or in a gap somewhere. I wasn't thinking home run."
But that's exactly what he got, and despite an offense that may not have peaked yet, it was enough for the Wildcats to earn their fifth win in seven tries.
"I should've pulled Robbie," Sissonville coach Kenny Harper said. "I thought about it a couple of pitches earlier but he had been throwing good. I've got no complaints. We played good ball and so did they. We just got beat."
Freshman Eddie Flores came in for Barton with one out in the fifth inning and, needing eight outs to end the game, got them all via strikeout, including six in a row to close things down.
"He's got a really good slider and some of the things Eddie does as a pitcher is a little bit beyond his years," Pritchard said. "And then there's some other things where you're like, 'Yeah he's still a freshman.' He did a nice job. It was really good for Eddie to come in and save [Ryan] McDonough for tomorrow. He did more than just pitch well, he let our bullpen and our guys rest too."
Eich finished with two hits for Nitro while Houston Hill went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Sissonville (5-6).
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