Glasgow edges New Franklin 5-3 in baseball
New Franklin junior Lauren Evans helped her own cause Tuesday night on the road against the Glasgow Yellowjackets in CAC action.
While picking up the complete-game victory with three strikeouts in six innings, Evans also led the Lady Bulldogs in hitting with three singles in a 12-2 victory.
New Franklin coach Ross Dowell said this was a good game for the Lady Bulldogs. “Our focus was a lot better than on Monday night,” Dowell said. “Lauren pitched her best performance this year so I was very happy for her. Defensively, I also thought we made the plays behind her while offensively we had better swings and stayed on the ball longer, which allowed us to hit line drives again.”
Of course it didn’t hurt that New Franklin gave Evans plenty of run support. While Evans allowed just two runs on four hits and four walks in six innings, the Lady Bulldogs also opened the game with two runs in each of the first-two innings and six again in the fourth to make it 10-0. Meanwhile, after Glasgow plated one run in the fifth inning, New Franklin came back and tacked on two more in the sixth for the victory.
Junior Shelby Breshears also had two hits in the game for New Franklin, who improved to 4-9 overall and 2-2 in the CAC, with a double, triple and one RBI. Senior Grace Hundley finished the game with a single, double and one RBI while Kacie White added a single and two RBIs and Madison Matney, Madelyn Chaney and Annie Benner each with one single.
Glasgow edges New Franklin
5-3 in baseball
The New Franklin baseball team led Glasgow 3-2 after 2 1/2 innings but couldn’t hold on while losing to the Yellowjackets 5-3 in CAC action Tuesday night at Glasgow.
New Franklin, dropping to 1-10 overall and 0-3 in the conference, took a 2-1 lead after 1 1/2 and 3-2 advantage after three. However after a scoreless fourth, Glasgow rallied back with three runs to go up 5-3, a lead they would never relinquish.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said Gavin Bishop gave a great effort and deserved better, but the Bulldogs found a way to lose again. “We had bases loaded, nobody out in the fifth and did not score,” Gerding said, “and then committed two errors in the bottom of the inning. It was difficult to get anything from anybody offensively.”
Jackson Haskamp picked up the win on the mound for Glasgow while Gavin Bishop took the loss for New Franklin. Haskamp threw six strong innings for the Yellowjackets and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. As for Bishop, the sophomore hurler pitched 5 2/3 innings and issued five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 15 batters. Colten Collyott then came in and pitched 1/3 inning in relief and yielded no runs, no hits and no walks.
Trace Thompson led the hitting attack for Glasgow with a double, one walk, one RBI and two runs. Kabyl McMillan added one double, one RBI and one run while Jackson Haskamp had one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run. Briar Boss went 2-for-3 with one RBI.
For New Franklin, Bishop, Zac Held and Dustin Mehrhoff each had one single.