Flyers falter

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Franklin County baseball coach Deron McDonald said a lack of offensive production and shaky pitching were the key reasons the Flyers dropped three games in two days during the Capital City Classic baseball tournament.

Saturday morning, FCHS dropped a 2-0 decision to Woodford County and the Flyers fell 10-3 to Eastern in a battle for seventh place in the tournament later that afternoon.

Franklin County also fell 7-5 to Frankfort High Friday night.

The offense and pitching showed up at various times for Franklin County, but neither came together.

Against Woodford County, starting pitcher Andrew Dieruf went the distance on the mound but took the loss, mainly because the Flyers managed just three hits.

"We didn't pitch well," McDonald said of his team. "Well, Dieruf pitched a really good game against Woodford County and we hit the ball hard, but it was right at them.

"We hit into a couple line drive double plays and Woodford did a good job of not letting us score."

Woodford pitcher Chase Aitkin struck out five batters in getting the win. The only three hits he allowed were a double by Brandon Bailey and singles to Brian May and Shane Slattery.

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