Frankfort High beats Anderson on Senior Day

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Senior Day went just right for Frankfort High's baseball team Friday.

The Panthers defeated Anderson County 4-0 at Lakeview Park, and all six seniors had at least one hit in the game. Senior Aaron Jones had two hits and pitched a complete game shutout for FHS.

"We've won three in a row," FHS coach Joe Peach said, "Madison Southern, Washington County and now Anderson County. We had our regular starting lineup together yesterday for the first time in about a month and that helped a lot, especially on defense."

Frankfort wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Cam Howell hit a two-out, solo home run in the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

The Panthers added two runs in the second. Joe Hyatt hit a lead-off double, and after a strikeout, Clinton Hall singled with Hyatt going to third. Anderson attempted to pick Hall off first, but the throw was off the mark, allowing Hyatt to score and sending Hall to second.

Hall moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a base hit by Jones for a 3-0 lead.

The game's final run came in the fifth inning. Jones led off with a single, and Howell drew a one-out walk. Chris Amburgey then hit into a fielder's choice, forcing Howell at second and sending Paul Auberry, running for Jones, to third. Chris Current drove in Auberry with a single to make the final score 4-0.

"Today was great," Peach said. "Every senior got a base hit, and A.J. did a wonderful job of pitching. He kept the ball in play and he had his velocity today. He'd been off a week, and that helped him. The last time he pitched it was on four days rest, and he didn't have his normal zip on his pitches. Today he did."

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