Franklin County Bulldogs beat Green Wave in 5 innings

Published 12:27 am Tuesday, February 26, 2019

BUDE — Wyatt Brumfield pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Garrett Smith drove in two runs as the Franklin County High School Bulldogs needed just five innings to beat the Cathedral High School Green Wave 11-0 Monday night.

It was the first game for Cathedral in 11 days and the regular-season opener for Franklin County, both of which were victims of last week’s inclement weather and unplayable field conditions – whether at home or on the road.

However, that didn’t faze Brumfield very much. The only two base hits he allowed were singles by leadoff hitter Sam Mosby and No. 8 hole hitter Will Mabry. Brumfield also went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs.

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The Bulldogs took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. They broke the game open by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the third. Starting pitcher Ben Foster gave up the first six runs before Trey Gill came on in relief with two outs in the frame. Gill allowed another three runs to cross home plate before finally registering the third out.

Foster was charged with the loss after allowing eight runs, only two earned, on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts in two and two-thirds innings. Gill gave up three runs, none of them earned, on three hits with three strikeouts over one and one-third innings.

Garrett Smith led the Bulldogs at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored. Jett Watts went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Cathedral (0-3) and Franklin County (1-0) will face each other again on Friday at 7 p.m., this time at Chester Willis Field in Natchez.