H.S. Highlights: Franklin-Fulton, April 22
While the Southern Fulton baseball team was hiding in the dugout from a torrential downpour Friday, the softball team was wrapping up a 2-1 victory over Tussey Mountain in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference game, which finished in six innings due to rain.
The Indians (3-4, 3-4 SHL/ICC) took the lead in the top of the second thanks to an RBI by Erika Hoffman. Hoffman finished the game going 1-for-2. Janelle Appel and Lakyn Morton both went 1-for-3.
SF's Cheyenne Miller threw a one-hitter in the shortened game. She struck out two and walked three.
Forbes Road 9, Fannett-Metal 3: Forbes Road scored six runs in the top of the sixth to lock in an SHL/ICC win over Fannett-Metal. Matt Brown had a fine outing for the Cardinals (6-4, 6-3 SHL/ICC) throwing seven innings and striking out 12 batters, walking two and allowing just two hits.
"We got some very key hits from the bottom of the lineup," Forbes Road coach Randy Gelvin said. "It was the best we have hit the ball so far this year. Defensively we played well, committing no errors, but with Brown striking out 12, there weren't that many chances for errors."
Fannett-Metal is now 3-8 and 2-8, 2-6 in the SHL, ICC respectively.
Everett 10, McConnellsburg 0: Quite simply, McConnellsburg ran into a good pitcher in a five-inning, SHL/ICC loss to Everett. The Warriors’ Katie Morral was one walk away from a perfect game. The Spartans are now 2-10 (1-8 SHL, 1-7 ICC).
“Carly (Swope) pitched a pretty good game for what we did,” Spartan coach Junior Swope said. “But we just went up against the best we’re going to see.”
Fannett-Metal 5, Forbes Road 2: After a 50-minute lightning delay in the middle of the sixth inning, Fannett-Metal went on to claim an SHL/ICC victory over Forbes Road (2-8, 2-8 SHL, 2-7 ICC). Makayla O’Donel had two hits and batted in two RBIs in the fourth to give the Tigers the lead.
“We were able to immediately answer after Forbes put some runs across, and we managed to stay focused through the lightning delay,” Fannett-Metal coach Michael DeAngelo said. “We responded well to adversity tonight and got a nice team win.”
Brooke Harris earned the win for Fannett-Metal (7-5, 5-5 SHL/ 5-4 ICC) with five strikeouts and two walks.
James Buchanan 5, Camp Hill 0: James Buchanan swept Camp Hill in a MPC Colonial Division match. At No. 2 singles, Isaac Shenton defeated Alex Landis in three sets for JB (13-3, 8-3 MPC). Hunter Sowers won his No. 3 singles match, 6-0, 6-3.
Hershey 5, Chambersburg 0: Chambersburg was swept by Hershey in a non-league match. The Trojans are now 3-9.