Lady Wildcats Split Games With Lady Lions

first_imgFranklin County put together one of their most complete games of the season, defeating Rushville Thursday evening by a final score of 6-2. With the win, Franklin County’s record improves to 9-3 on the season and 4-2 in EIAC play. Rushville’s record falls to 0-7 on the season and 0-3 in EIAC play.Franklin County’s offense got started in the second inning when Camryn Brewer doubled to left field with one out to get a base runner in scoring position. Then Kendall McCool helped her own cause with a single on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring the first run of the game.The Wildcats really broke open the game in the sixth inning when they notched four runs.The big inning lead off with a single by Maggie Wendel and then a double by Kamryn McCool. Next Hannah Hornsby drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. After a fielder’s choice, freshman Kloe Bolos came up with the big hit. Bolos smacked a single into centerfield driving in a run. The ball was then misplayed by the center fielder which allowed two more runs to score and Bolos to advance to second. Then with two outs, Tessa Harper added onto the score with an RBI single of her own which scored Bolos.Kendall McCool got the win for Franklin County. She was perfect through fifth innings before the Lions were able to string some hits together in the late innings to tack on two runs. She allowed four hits and two runs over seven innings, striking out ten and walking zero.C Gettinger took the loss for Rushville. She went seven innings, allowing six runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking one.Franklin County recorded eight hits in the game. Kamryn McCool led Franklin County with three hits in four at bats.The Wildcats will be back on the diamond Friday evening for a Varsity/JV double header against the Panthers from Knightstown. Varsity first pitch is scheduled for 5pm with the junior varsity contest to immediately follow.The Franklin County Wildcats Junior Varsity watched the game slip away early as errors plauged the Wildcats in the first inning. These proved to be costly and the team couldn’t recover in a 15-8 loss to Rushville on Thursday evening. With the loss, the Wildcats JV record falls to 2-6 on the season and 1-3 in EIAC play.The Wildcats collected six hits and Rushville had eight in the high-scoring affair. That was also haunted by many defensive errors from both teams. Franklin County committed nine errors, five in the first inning. Rushville had seven errors.The big inning for the Wildcats came in the fifth inning when they tallied six runs. The offensive onslaught by Franklin County was led by Morgan Bare, Emily Wendel, Kaylynn Rauch, Kiya Rains, and Paige Hall, all knocking in runs in the inning.Olivia Mohler earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Rushville. She surrendered eight runs, none earned, on six hits over five innings, striking out nine and walking one.Karlie Hahn took the loss for Franklin County. She surrendered 15 runs,eight earned, on eight hits over four innings, striking out two.Franklin County collected six hits on the day. Bare and Rains each had two singles to lead Franklin County.Herbert led Rushville with two hits in three at bats.The Wildcats Junior Varsity will be back in action on Friday evening for a game against the Knightstown Panthers. The JV game will immediately follow the varsity contest which begins at 5pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img

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