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Franklin Co. tops Panthers

Tuesday night’s fast-pitch softball game between Franklin County and Brookhaven ended up taking place at Brookhaven because the Lady Bulldogs’ softball field was unplayable after Monday afternoon’s bad weather.

And it almost turned out to be an advantage for the Lady Panthers. They had a 4-2 lead after six innings of play and victory was just three outs away. However, Franklin County exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally to a 8-4 victory despite committing seven errors.

Rachel Dier was the winning pitcher as she did her thing by holding Brookhaven to just four hits. And only one went for extra bases — a triple from Christen Benson. The Lady Panthers broke a scoreless ball game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Lady Bulldogs tied the game in the top of the sixth inning before the Lady Panthers retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth. That was before Franklin County put up an amazing comeback in the top of the seventh.

Franklin County ended up with 10 hits in the game. Allison Hauer went 3-for-4 while Lay Lay Griffin was 2-for-4 with a double and KeKe Collins had a double.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-5-2 overall. They will play at Tylertown for a varsity doubleheader. The first game will be the completion of a twice-suspended-by-weather game with score tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the third inning with Franklin County at bat with one on and one out. The second game will follow the completion of Game 1.

Also, Friday’s junior varsity and varsity games between Franklin County and Brookhaven will take place at Franklin County. The JV game starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Monterey 13, Rapides 0

MONTEREY, La. — Paige Bryan held Rapides to just two hits as the Monterey Lady Wolves took care of the Lady Mustangs in five innings Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 6-B game.

Bryan had a productive five-inning outing on the mound as she struck out three and walked none. She also had a double and two runs batted in.

Monterey scored four times in the bottom of the second inning to take a 5-0 lead and then put the game out of reach by putting up eight runs in the bottom of the third.

Bailey New had a triple and one RBI while Ellen Bairnsfather went 2-for-4 and Taylor Morace had an RBI double.

Monterey (18-5, 6-2) hosts district-leading Oak Hill Thursday at 4 p.m.

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