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Prep Roundup: Franklin County holds off Hazelhurst rally

MEADVILLE — The Franklin County High School Bulldogs built a comfortable lead throughout the fifth inning, but they had to buckle down in the top of the seventh inning to prevent an upset by Hazlehurst High School.

The Bulldogs (10-6) went ahead 5-1 before Hazlehurst was able to get its bats going with three hits inching within 5-4.

Franklin County tightened up their defense, not allowing another run which would have led them into extra innings with the momentum building within Hazlehurst.

Derick Brumfield was the winning pitcher for Franklin County pithing seven innings with five strikeouts.

Franklin County will play at Hazlehurst at 5 p.m. Friday.

Natchez High 8, Wingfield 5

NATCHEZ — The Natchez High School Bulldogs clinched a playoff spot with an 8-5 win against Wingfield High School Wednesday night.

Natchez High (2-7) got things going early with four runs in the first inning and stayed on top the rest of the way.

Jeremy Myles was the winning pitcher allowing three hits on three runs with one strikeout.

Natchez will play Cathedral High School at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Buckeye softball 13, Vidalia softball 2

VIDALIA — The Vidalia High School Lady Vikings were devastated 13-2 at home against Buckeye High School.

The Lady Vikings (10-9) tried three separate pitchers against Buckeye but it wasn’t enough to hold the Lady Panthers off the scoreboard.

Vidalia allowed six runs in the first inning and five more runs by the end of the third inning for a 11-2 lead. Neither team scored until Buckeye put together two more hits in the top of the seventh inning for a 13-2 win.

Taylor Rodgers took the loss for the Lady Vikings allowing seven hits on two strikeouts.

Vidalia will play Avoyelles High School at 5 p.m. today.