The Franklin County Varsity Softball team had a rough first inning in the first game of their doubleheader against New Castle on Saturday morning, but they were able to recover to pick up the win 15 – 9.
The Wildcats took the lead early with a great first inning when they scored three runs in the top half, only to have New Castle re-capture the lead in the bottom half. The Trojans took advantage of a Wildcat error and had two hits to go along with four walks to score five runs in the inning.
Franklin County would then use a steady dose of runs to slowly build up their lead throughout the game. The Wildcats would only be held scoreless in the second and seventh innings. Their biggest inning happened in the sixth inning where they scored six runs in the frame.
Anne Becker: 2/2 (Single, Home Run), 1 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Bree Bischoff: 1/3 (Single), 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Kiersten Schell: 1/4 (Double), 1 RBI, 1 R
Kloe Bolos: 1/3 (Double), 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
Kassidy Schell: 1/5 (Triple), 2 RBI, 1 R
Michaela Ferman: 1/3 (Single), 2 R, 2 BB
Maci Lake: 1/3 (Single), 3 R, 2 BB, 2 SB
The Wildcats moved to 11-7 (5-3 EIAC) on the season with the win. Franklin County then took on New Castle again in game two of their doubleheader.
After putting up fifteen runs in the first game of their doubleheader, the Wildcats couldn’t get much going at the plate in game two as they fell in game two by a final score of 3 – 1.
Franklin County’s varsity team could only muster five hits in the game and they could never really get more than one base runner in an inning other than in the seventh inning when the Wildcats scored their only run.
Madi Moffitt and KK Ferman both pitched great games for their respective teams, and it was a fun pitcher’s duel to watch.
Kiersten Schell: 2/3 (Single, Double), 1 R
Kloe Bolos: 1/2 (Single), 1 RBI, 1 BB
Bree Bischoff: 1/3 (Single)
KK Ferman: 1/2 (Single), 1 BB
KK Ferman: 6 IP, 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 9 K
The Wildcats record dipped to 11-8 (5-3 EIAC) on the season with the loss. Franklin County’s next contest will be on Monday evening when they head to Lawrenceburg to take on the Tigers in an EIAC battle. First pitch for the varsity contest is scheduled for 5:30 pm. JV game will follow immediately after.
Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.