The New Franklin Bulldogs baseball team had another tough loss Thursday night on the road by losing in extra innings against the Sweet Springs Greyhounds 3-2.
New Franklin, who dropped to 1-6 on the season with the loss, battled Sweet Springs to a scoreless ballgame for seven innings before finally breaking through with two runs in the top-half of the eighth. However, in the bottom-half of the inning, Sweet Springs plated three runs for the victory.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said he cannot say enough about the effort Koy Harris gave. “We left 10 on the whole night, but were able to break through in the eighth when we were able to finally get some guys on with two outs,” Gerding said. “Koy walked the first-two guys in in the eighth. Jackson Dorson then came in and retired the first two. We walked the next guy, hit the next and then their 5 hole hitter hit one over Tysen Dowell’s head. Unfortunate.”
Koy Harris took the loss on the mound for the Bulldogs despite giving up just two runs on four hits and four walks in seven plus innings. He also struck out nine batters. Jackson Dorson then came in and pitched 2/3 innings and allowed one run on one hit and one walk.
New Franklin also out-hit Sweet Springs 9-5, with Gavin Bishop going 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI.
Colten Collyott and Crayton Gallatin also had two singles each while Dustin Mehrhoff added one double and Andy Neal and Avery Lauer each with one single.
New Franklin won the JV game by a score of 3-2.