The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats' baseball team committed five errors, which led to their own undoing as those errors helped the Glasgow Scotties, of the 15th District, to score five unearned runs in a 5-3 loss at Greg Shelton Field last Saturday afternoon.
Franklin-Simpson falls to 15-13 overall for the season while Glasgow improves their overall season record to 13-9.
The winning pitcher was senior Tanner Siebold. In relief of starting pitcher, sophomore Tyler Lane, he pitched two innings allowing one run on two hits with a strikeout and a walk.
The losing pitcher was senior Cole Heinze. He pitched 5.2 innings allowing five runs, none of them were earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
Sophomore Cole Bunch picked up the save as he pitched an inning and got a strikeout.
The Scotties got on the scoreboard in the top of the 2nd as Lane hit a RBI single to center fielder as senior Jaden Wells scores for a 1-0 lead. With runners at second and third, Lane reached base on a fielding error that scored Siebold for a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 3rd, the Wildcats tied the game with one swing of the bat. With sophomore Dalton Fiveash at first base, senior Jacob Curtis hit a two-run hone run to center field, his sixth of the season, tying the game at 2-2.
The game remained tied until the top of the 6th when Glasgow broke the game open. With bases loaded, a fielding error allowed junior Tanner Abernathy and Wells to score,making the score 4-2. A throwing error on a pick off play at first allowed senior Thad dial to score from second that gave the Scotties a 5-2 lead.
The Wildcats had an opportunity to tie the game in the bottom half of the 6th as they too had bases loaded. But they only managed to score one run as Heinze hit into a fielder's choice that scored freshman Ben Banton, who was a courtesy runner for Cam Pedigo, cutting their deficit down to 5-3.
Bunch came in the 7th and set the Wildcats down in order to preserve the 5-3 victory for the Scotties.
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