The Franklin County softball team looked like a team playing its first game of the season, committing a handful of errors along the way in a 7-3 victory over Lexington Catholic Tuesday at Sally Gaines Field.
"It's always good to get the first win of the season under your belt," said head coach Tracy Spickard. "We did a lot of things well today, but you could tell it was our first game."
The Lady Flyers head into the season ranked 16th in the state and Lexington Catholic, which has just one senior on the team, is ranked 19th. Spickard feels her team can compete for the district and regional titles, provided her players stay healthy.
"I think we're a strong contender and we'll be right there if we can stay healthy," Spickard said. "Unfortunately, that's not the case right now."
The Lady Flyers were without two starters Tuesday. Sophomore second baseman Amy Moore is out four weeks after breaking her hand recently, and junior centerfielder Brittney Williams is still out after tearing an ACL in basketball season.
"Hopefully this will be one of those situations where the girls rally around the ones who are hurt and we'll be able to get some other girls more experience," Spickard said.
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