BY JOEY MILLER
Looking for a signature win, the Lady Cats traveled to Todd County last week with hopes of kick starting their District 13 schedule. From the beginning of the game it was evident that Franklin-Simpson was not going to be denied. Backed by a brilliant no-hitter tossed by Madison Davis, the Lady Cats, exhibiting an excellent defense, plated nine runs en route to a statement making victory. They also cruised to a home win against Warren Central. Two games, Glasgow and Ohio County, were canceled due to inclement weather. This past Monday, they held on for a one run win at Edmonson County.
FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 9, TODD COUNTY 0
The Lady Cats wasted no time, sending five runs across in the top of the second inning during
their visit to Todd County. Sherrika Kitchens started things off with an infield single. Back-to-back doubles by Lizzy Weems and Lexi Holleman provided two runs. Holleman then scored when Destiny Lowhorn beat the catchers throw to first on a dropped third strike. Gracie Arnemann's single plated Lowhorn. Madison Davis banged out a single to right, which was not handled cleanly, allowing Arnemann to come all the way around to score. The top of the third also proved to be fruitful for Franklin-Simpson. Danielle Coats, Holleman, Lowhorn, Maddie Utley, and Arnemann all singled, helping account for three more runs. Moving to the sixth inning, the Cats scored their final run on a single off the bat of Kitchens, chasing home pinch runner Maggie McBrayer. The defense was flawless, committing no errors in support of the no-hitter. Davis struck out ten while walking three.
FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 14, WARREN CENTRAL 1
Pitchers Danielle Coats and Maggie McBrayer combined for a nifty five hitter, striking out nine batters at home against the Lady Dragons. Eight runs in the first inning gave Coach Caudill an opportunity to empty the bench during the game, allowing eighteen different players a chance to see action. Both the second and third innings collected three runs as Franklin-Simpson captured a run-rule win after five innings. Twelve different Cats had hits with Gracie Arnemann, Sherrika Kitchens, Haley Fowler, and Destiny Lowhorn delivering two each.
FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 6, EDMONSON COUNTY 5
The Lady Cats posted three runs in the first inning to take a quick lead; added two more in the second, as well as one in the third, mounting a 6-0 advantage. The offense, however, stalled after that, not scoring again. Edmonson refused to lay down; putting up two runs in the third, one in the fifth and two more in the final inning, leaving a runner in scoring position when the Lady Cats recorded the final out of the game, barely holding on for the win. Five Edmonson errors proved to be very costly. Madison Davis led the RBI charge with three. Maddie Utley and Destiny Lowhorn had one each. Lowhorn (2), Lexi Holleman, and Davis recorded doubles. Davis and Danielle Coats shared the pitching, allowing three earned runs, striking out eight, while Coats secured the win.
Frankln-Simpson has gained momentum, winning three straight and four out of five, raising their season record to 10-7. The team batting average as of the Edmonson game has risen to .292. If improvement continues at this level, the final half of the season is moving in an exciting direction.