Well pitched, well played.
That pretty much sums up Tuesday night's softball game between Frankfort High and Western Hills, won by WHHS 5-3 at Lakeview Park.
Both teams committed just one error apiece, and the Lady Wolverines' Courtney Wiard and FHS' Cassie Aldridge turned in solid performances on the mound.
"I told the girls we played good enough to win this game," WHHS coach Enoch Welch said. "A couple of weeks ago we might not have pulled this one out, so we're learning how to win ballgames."
The Lady Panthers learned a little about winning Tuesday evening, picking up their first victory of the season when they beat Harrodsburg 26-2 in three innings. FHS then played a junior varsity game against Harrodsburg before taking on the Lady Wolverines in a varsity game that was a make-up for a game rained out earlier this season.
"We're finally coming around," FHS assistant coach Bobby Wilson said. "I said before that by the end of the year we'd come around. We have young talent, and you have to give young talent a chance to mature."
The game was scoreless through two innings before Western Hills scored twice in the third inning on two walks, a single by Mollie Wade, a wild pitch and a third strike that bounced away from FHS catcher Amanda Moore. Moore was able to throw the batter out at first, but a run scored on the play.
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