Lady Flyers finish the job at district champs

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

VERSAILLES - Franklin County's softball team picked up Thursday where it left off Wednesday, scoring in three of its five at-bats on the way to a 7-2 win over Woodford County in the 40th District tournament championship game.

The game, which was played at Woodford County Park, started Wednesday but was halted by rain with FCHS leading 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning.

Play resumed Thursday with Franklin County batting in the bottom of the second. The Lady Flyers didn't score in that inning, but they picked up three runs in the third inning to take control of the game.

"That was a good win," FCHS coach Tracy Spickard said. "The girls played hard all the way through, and that can be tough sometimes when you have to re-start a game.

"We battled through that," she added. "We hit the ball well, we made plays on defense, and Amy (Eichhorn) did an excellent job on the mound. We put pressure on them, and that was key."

The pressure began with the first run Wednesday.

"It was a good game," Woodford coach Kim McDannold said. "We had a little mental thing to get over, going in down 1-0. We had a couple of players who didn't know we didn't start the game over, so we had to get past that."

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