Maciag, Flyers ease by FHS

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Franklin County baseball team clinched at least a share of the regular season district title Friday with a 4-3 win over Frankfort High at FCHS.

The Flyers are now 10-8 overall and 4-2 in district play. Frankfort falls to 7-13 and 1-5. District play was scheduled to end Friday with Woodford County playing at Western Hills, but that game was rained out and has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Both Woodford and WHHS are 3-2 in the district. A Yellowjacket win Wednesday will lead to the Flyers and WCHS tying for the top spot in the district. Since they split games in the regular season, a coin flip will determine which team gets the No. 1 seed in the 41st District tournament.

If WHHS defeats Woodford, the Wolverines and Flyers will tie for first place with Franklin County taking the tie-breaker in head-to-head competition.

Franklin County coach Deron McDonald said he feels fortunate to be in this position, considering his team has struggled at the plate most of the season.

"We struggled offensively and have been all year," McDonald said. "We've been getting by on our pitching and our defense. I feel like we might have the best pitching in the district and maybe even the best defense, but by no means do we have the best sticks. If not for our pitching, we'd be in trouble."

For more on this story, see Sunday's State Journal.

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