WHHS powers by FHS, 16-10

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Western Hills' balanced hitting attack was more than enough to offset Frankfort High's long ball approach Wednesday as the Wolverines went on to a 16-10 win at WHHS.

"I love our hitting right now," WHHS baseball coach Craig Fry said of his team, now 9-8. "All nine starters got a hit Monday (against Scott County) and we had eight with hits today."

The Wolverines finished with 15 hits against the Panthers. Frankfort, meanwhile, hit four home runs, accounting for seven runs in all. But FHS couldn't stop Western Hills at the plate.

"It's hard to win a game when you give up 16 runs," FHS coach Joe Peach said. "Western Hills got a lot of flare hits, ones that just blooped right in front of us or in between us. I only remember three times when they hit the ball really hard, but they put a lot of them together."

Frankfort earned its only lead of the game when Will Current hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Wolverine starter Chris Wade.

The Wolverines quickly rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the inning on three singles, a walk and a hit batsman.

WHHS made it 6-3 after two on a triple by Alan Stucker, a double by Joey Wainscott and RBI singles from Bryan Gaines and Gary Thompson.

"It makes things a lot easier when you know whoever steps up to the plate can get a hit or at least put the ball in play," Fry said of his team. "When you do that, good things can happen."

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