The Franklin County varsity softball team is atop the district.
On April 4, the team defeated Bozeman 3-1 and took over the top spot in the district. After trailing 1-0, the team put up 1 in the top of the fourth, and two more in the top of the sixth.
Senior Megan Collins took the win, hurling all seven innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits, striking out for, and walking two.
Scout Segree and Melanie Collins each went 2 for 3, while Alexus Johnson was 1 for 3, with a triple, a run and an RBI. Michaela Cassidy and Allie Kirvin were each 1 for 3 with an RBI.
“This was a big win for us because Bozeman is the only district team to have beaten us and our girls wanted to earn the number one seed for the district tournament,” said coach Scott Collins. “Our pitching and defense was outstanding, and we had a few big hits when we needed them.”
The team endured a loss at home 5-1 to Wakulla. The game was 1-1 going into the sixth and Wakulla hit a two-out, two-run double to blow it open. They added another one in the seventh.
Sophia Kirvin, Allie Kirvin, Jaylin Charles and Cassidy had one hit each. Megan Collins took the loss giving up five runs, three earned, on eight hits with seven strikeouts.
"It was a well-played game and both teams battled hard. In the end, Wakulla had a couple of more two-out hits than we did,” said coach Collins.
On Friday night, the team swept a doubleheader, downing district foe Vernon 17-2, and 23-0. These games locked up the number one seed for the district tournament which will be held here at Franklin County on April, 24, 25,and 26.
Charles won the first game, hurling all four innings, giving up one hit and two earned runs, with 10 strikeouts. Segree, Charles, Adriana Butler, Sophia Kirvin, and Megan Collins, all had multiple hits. Melanie Collins, Allie Kirvin, Johnson, and Cassidy all had one hit each.
Megan Collins won game 2 pitching all three innings, giving up no hits, with four strikouts, and one walk. She was also 3-3 at the plate with six RBIs, a double and a triple. Rosie Davis and Abby Johnson had two hits each. Brooklyn O'Neal, Johnson, Butler, Charles, Melanie Collins and Sophia Kirvin had one hit each.
The team marks senior night tonight against Rutherford, before heading to Leon next Tuesday and finishing the regular season at home against Maclay on Thursday, April 20.