The Franklin Grizzly Cubs varsity baseball team lost in the sectional semi-final to the Southport Cardinals, 12-2 yesterday. An eight-run 5th inning sealed the deal for Southport. Franklin pitchers walked in five of those runs and another scored when a batter was hit by a pitch. Southport loaded the bases seven times in the 5th and the Grizzly Cubs just could not get the final out.
Special congratulations and best wishes to the Franklin seniors: Brad Hook, Matt Cochran and Allen Sewell. Hook, a Mr. Baseball candidate, had a home run and a scorching single through the box in his final high school game.
Our son Isaac played third base for most of the game and played well on defense.
One of the joys I had in this game was watching several of the players I used to coach and coach against at Southport Little League play in this game. Way to go, Isaac, Shawn, Chris, and Jordan!
Best of luck to Southport as they play Center Grove in the sectional final on Saturday.