The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs softball team may have scored its biggest win of the season Thursday night at home against the Sturgeon Bulldogs.
While trailing 2-1 through five innings of play, New Franklin rallied back with two runs in the bottom-half of the sixth for a 3-2  victory. Prior to that, however, Sturgeon scored two runs in the top-half of the first only to have New Franklin rally back with one run in the bottom-half of the third.
New Franklin coach Ross Dowell said the Lady Bulldogs had great pitching in the game and Rosetti Cleeton had a great at-bat to get the game-winning RBI in the sixth. “It’s good to see hard work pay off,” Dowell said. “This was a big conference win to put us in second place.”
Cassie Armentrout picked up the win in the circle for New Franklin, who improved to 5-8 overall and 4-1 in the CAC, while Williams took the loss for Sturgeon. Armentrout pitched all seven innings and struck out five batters while giving up two runs on eight hits and two walks. Williams, meanwhile, pitched six innings in relief and allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out eight.
Madison Maupin went 3-for-3 in the game for New Franklin with three singles. Grace Hundley was 2-for-3 with a single, double and one RBI while Kacie White added one double and Rosetti Cleeton with a RBI-single.
For Sturgeon, Mills and Bright each had two hits.