Prep softball: Franklin County drops two games in tournamentPublished 12:04am Sunday, September 1, 2013
MEADVILLE — Franklin County dropped a pair of games in the Franklin County Tournament Saturday.
In their first game of the day, the Lady Bulldogs were hammered by the Warren Central Lady Vikings 12-2 in a six-inning game in which the host team committed seven errors.
Warren Central jumped out to an 8-0 lead before Franklin County even went to bat in the first inning. The Lady Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning, but the Lady Vikings put the away with one run in the top of the third inning and three more in the top of the fourth.
Winning pitcher Karley Hinson held Franklin County to just six hits, struck out one, walked two, and helped her cause by going 2-for-3. Jordan Lee led the Lady Vikings’ 12-hit attack by going 2-for-2 with a double. Shelly Case suffered the loss for the Lady Bulldogs. She went all six innings and allowed six earned runs on 12 hits and two walks.
Franklin County played somewhat better in its second game of the day, but still couldn’t get enough offense and the defense continued to be an issue with six errors in a 6-1 loss to the Lawrence County Lady Cougars.
Both teams scored one run in the second inning, but Lawrence County took advantage of those six errors that took place in the top of the sixth inning and scored five runs for a 6-1 advantage.
Barri Rogers got the win for Lawrence County. She went all seven innings and gave up no earned runs on seven hits and she struck out three batters. Shelly Case was charged with the loss. She went the distance and allowed five earned runs on 12 hits and three walks with one strikeout. Alyssa Case was 2-for-3 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Franklin County (2-8) plays again at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a home game against McComb.
Parklane-Centreville game canceled
CENTREVILLE — The late Saturday afternoon game between the Parklane Academy Lady Pioneers and the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers — a game that was postponed because of a scheduling conflict on July 29 — has been canceled altogether.
Centreville Academy returns to MAIS District 6-AA play at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Central Private School.