Franklin girls finish second at regionals

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2000

Franklin County High finished second in Region 3 Class 1A-2A-3A Softball Tournament after defeating Morton 12-0 before falling to Newton 9-5 in the championship game Tuesday.

Mandy McGehee held Morton to three hits.

Christy Day doubled and singled against Morton, while Janet Chapman had two singles. Day homered against Newton.

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Franklin County will be on the road next week in a Class 3A South State contest.

In the first round, Franklin County used a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Union 7-6.

McGehee struck out nine and walked seven. Heather Mack led Franklin County with a triple.

In the losers bracket, Morton eliminated Union with a 13-12 win.

Tara Hughes picked up the win for Morton despite walking nine Union batters. Three Morton batters went 2-for-4.

In the championship bracket, Franklin County jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Newton County only to lose 4-3 in nine innings.