FC softball is 6-4 at spring break

by Sean Dunlap

Franklin County’s varsity softball team came up snakebit against Wesson on Thursday, March 9 in falling to the visiting team, 21-1.

The Lady Bulldogs had no hits in the affair and committed seven errors while Wesson connected on eight hits and had a single miscue on the night.

The Lady Cobras scored 11 runs in the top of the first, three in the second and seven in the third.

FC’s lone run was plated by Katherine Romero, who came home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the second inning. She finished 0-of-0 in at-bats.

Both Karlee Wallace and Greyonne Queen were 0-of-2 at the plate with a strike out each while Jhalayah Tillman, Lauren McCaa, and Marlee Tindle all went 0-of-1.

Tillman and McCaa also struck out for FC.

Sadye Scott, Indayshia Morgan, Amberly Wallace and Marianna Thomas were all 0-of-0 with a walk apiece.

Romero and Karlee Wallace finished with two stolen bases each while Jessany Harness — Scott’s courtesy runner — had one.

Karlee Wallace pitched two-thirds of an inning and faced 11 batters to start the game. Wesson recorded nine runs (two of those earned) on two hits against her and saw five Lady Cobras draw walks.

Scott worked two-and-a-third innings and gave up 12 runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks.

Neither FC pitcher collected a strike out against Wesson.

The Lady Bulldogs were sporting a 6-4 record headed into this week’s spring break hiatus.


The Lady Bulldogs scored 17 runs — thanks to eight hits and nine walks — against the visiting Lady Blue Waves on Tuesday, March 7 while Port Gibson could muster only a lone hit and committed five errors in the district contest played in Meadville.

FC scored eight runs in the first inning, six in the second and three in the third to take the 17-0 victory.

Tillman had a stellar game for the Lady Dawgs with a 3-of-3 at-bat effort that included a single, a double and inside-the-park home run with two runs scored and a game-high six RBI. She also worked three innings in the pitching circle and limited 14 Port Gibson batters to no runs on one hit while walking four and striking out nine.

Tillman’s pitch-to-strike ratio was 55-31 (56.36 percent).

Amberly Wallace went 2-of-2 at the plate with a single and a late inside-the-park home run. She scored twice, had three RBI and drew a walk.

Thomas was also 2-of-2 for the Lady Bulldogs with a pair of singles, two runs scored and one RBI.

Tindle finished 1-of-2 with a triple and a walk along with an RBI.

Despite going 0-of-3, Morgan scored three runs and two walks with an RBI. Karlee Wallace, Scott and Romero all were 0-of-2 in terms of hitting with Wallace scoring twice and walking once while both Scott and Romero scored once and walked one time each.

Queen, who was 0-of-1, scored twice and walked as many times in the FC victory.

Karlee Wallace accounted for a team-high three stolen bases against Port Gibson as Tillman successfully nabbed two bags and Morgan, Thomas and Scott each had a steal.