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Franklin County softball defeats Jac-Cen-Del

By The NEWS-EXAMINER

OSGOOD — Trailing 1-0 after four innings against Jac-Cen-Del, the Franklin County High School softball team rallied for two runs in the fifth to take the lead for good, pulling away for a 6-1 victory on Saturday.

With the game tied 1-1 in the fifth, Kamryn McCool smacked a double, driving the go-ahead run across.

FC added a single tally in the sixth, then put the game into its win column with three runs in the top of the seventh. The seventh-inning rally was due in large part to a single by Sidney Wilbur and a double by Hannah Hornsby.

Once the Lady Wildcats got the lead, the focus turned to McCool on the mound, and the FC hurler was up to the task. She finished with a two-hitter, striking out 13 batters, while walking only one.

At the plate, Franklin County collected 10 hits, with McCool, Hornsby and Maggie Wendel all putting together multiple-hit performances.

On the field, the Wildcats played error-free.

Slugfest with Eagles goes against FC reserves

In what turned into an offense-minded fans dream, the Franklin County junior varsity softball team found itself on the wrong end of the final score, after 51 combined runs had crossed the plate, Saturday at Jac-Cen-Del.

The final score in the slugfest wound up in favor of the host Eagles, 26-25.

The two teams combined for 16 hits in the game, but 13 errors (six by FC) played a role in the high-scoring affair.

Kiya Rains led Franklin County with three hits in her five at-bats. Emily Wendall also had a multi-hit effort for the Wildcats.

Jac-Cen-Del scored 12 times in the bottom of the fourth to take a 22-13 lead, but FC rallied with a dozen runs of its own in the top of the fifth, moving back in front, 25-22.

The Lady Eagles then rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fifth, the final run ending the game.

Karlie Hahn wound up taking the loss after throwing 2 2/3 innings, though she did strike our four during her time on the mound.