Flyers win 6-4

By BRIAN RICKERD State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Franklin County senior Brandon Bailey is more known for his catching than his pitching, but Bailey relied on his maturity and savvy to notch a win on the mound Thursday night as the Flyers eased by the Mercer County Scotties 6-4.

Franklin County improved to 14-12 heading into its home finale Saturday morning at 11 against seventh-ranked Trinity.

Mercer County fell to 19-11.

Bailey got off to a rough start on Senior Night Thursday, giving up three runs on five Mercer County hits and three walks in the first two innings.

But just when a lesser player might have bailed, Bailey settled down. He scattered just four hits, one run and walked no one over the last five innings.

"It was a little sloppy early," said Bailey, who was honored before the game with fellow FCHS seniors Andrew Dieruf, Bryan Scott and Brian May. "I wanted to win and go out on top my senior year.

"I have pretty decent control from where I'm a catcher, but pitching and throwing to second base are two different things."

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