Season ends for Franklin County baseball

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BUDE — The Franklin County Bulldogs had enough offense to win Game 3 of their MHSAA Class 3A South State Playoffs first-round series against the Philadelphia Tornadoes Monday afternoon.

It was the defense that let Franklin County down as the Bulldogs fell to Region 5-3A No. 3 seed Philadelphia 13-7 with the Tornadoes moving on to the South State semifinals against Class 3A powerhouse Sumrall and the Bulldogs having their season come to an end.

“We had a bunch of hits. We just made too many errors,” Bulldogs head coach Chris Calcote said.

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Ethan Verduin, Caleb Fairley and Bryce White each had three hits and Trey Bailey had two hits for Region 7-3A champion Franklin County, which finished with a 15-10 overall record. Kade Clanton took the loss for the Bulldogs.