The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs softball team was let down by its defense Tuesday night on the road against the Jamestown Eagles.
While out-hitting the Lady Eagles 10-9, the eight errors was just too much to overcome in a 14-7 loss to Jamestown.
New Franklin coach Ross Dowell said the pitchers cut down on their walks but the defense gave up too many unearned runs with their fielding. “We had some hard hit balls late in the game but they were right at the defenders to keep us from getting things going offensively,” Dowell said. “We are a better team than we showed on the field tonight and we have to practice hard the next couple of days to get ready for districts next week.”
The Lady Bulldogs, at 6-15 on the season, aren’t too far off from turning the corner. Although Jamestown led from the first inning on, New Franklin had the lead down to one at 5-4 in the top-half of the third and 9-7 after five. However a five-run sixth inning all but sealed the win for Jamestown and led to the 15 loss in 21 games for New Franklin.
Reynolds picked up the win in the circle for Jamestown while Annie Benner took the loss for New Franklin. Benner pitched the first-three innings and gave up seven runs on two hits and five walks. Alexia Sprick then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks.
As for the hitting in the game for Jamestown, Wagner went 3-for-4 while Scholl and Harlan each had two hits.
For New Franklin, Lauren Evans had three hits and three runs driven in. Kacie White finished the game with a single, home run and one RBI while Benner added a single and a RBI and Grace Hundley, Shelby Breshears, Madison Matney and Madelyn Chaney each with one single.