The Batesville Herald-Tribune
---- — The Batesville High School Lady Bulldogs varsity softball team let Franklin County get away in a 9-3 loss in Sectional 29’s second game May 27, reported coach Jody Thomas.
The Lady Bulldogs held tough, but then their opponents scored five runs late at South Dearborn High School.
Katie Thomas got on base three times in the game. She singled in the first and fifth innings.
The bottom of the first saw the team take an early lead, 1-0. The Lady Bulldogs got things going when Thomas singled.
The game’s last lead went to Franklin County, thanks to a second inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on three singles.
Alyssa Dudley crossed the plate in the bottom half of the third, making the score 4-2, and fueling a possible comeback. Franklin County’s No. 4 ended the inning by getting Dudley to fly out.
One run in the bottom of the sixth by Thomas helped the Lady Bulldogs close their deficit to 4-3. A passed ball triggered hope, but finally, No. 4 got Jill Zoller to strike out to end the threat.
Franklin County built upon its lead with five runs in the seventh. The coach explained, “No. 10 kicked things off with a single, scoring No. 8. That was followed up by No. 22’s single, bringing home No. 4 and No. 1.”