New Franklin junior Gavin Bishop did his part Monday night at home against the Paris Coyotes.
While picking up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs, Bishop also finished the game 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI to lead New Franklin past Paris 15-5 in five innings.
“We definitely looked like we were on Easter break the first two innings, although we did do a good job of manufacturing a run in the bottom of the first,” said New Franklin coach Erich Gerding. “Credit Paris for being tough outs at the plate.  On our side, once we made it around the second time through, we began to put much better swings on the ball and started hitting the ball hard in the  third and then we did a good job of taking advantage of several Paris errors beginning in that same inning.  It was great to get a win on senior night.  Koy and Dustin have done a lot for us and will continue to play key roles on this team.  It is difficult to imagine these two not being on our team after this spring.”
The Bulldogs looked to be in trouble while trailing Paris 4-1 after 2 1/2 innings. However a six-run third inning and eight more runs in the fourth all but took care of that as New Franklin extended its lead to 15-4. Then, in the fifth, Paris rallied back with one run to cut the lead back to 10.
As for the pitching by Bishop, the right-handed hurler struck out four batters and gave up just five runs-4 earned-on seven hits and two walks in five innings.
Andy Neal doubled and drove in two runs for New Franklin while Colten Collyott added a single and two RBIs. Crayton Gallatin had one single and one RBI while Tysen Dowell and Jackson Dorson finished the game with one single each.
New Franklin also won the JV game in three innings 4-3.
Sam Marshall got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs and had a walk off single to win it in the bottom half of the third.