Eichhorn aims for milestone at state tourney

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Franklin County's Amy Eichhorn will be pitching in the state softball tournament this weekend, trying to help the Lady Flyers reach their goal of winning state.

If they do that, Eichhorn will reach a milestone.

One win at state, which is a double-elimination tournament, would give Eichhorn 100 career victories. She enters the state tournament with a 99-34 record for her four-year career as a varsity pitcher.

"She's pitched well this year, and we've played good defense to back her up," FCHS coach Tracy Spickard said. "You look at the last four years and what she's accomplished and it's almost unbelievable, really. Very few players have an opportunity to get close to 100 wins. She's struck out over 1,000 batters, and her ERA (earned run average) before this season was 0.49."

Franklin County plays Middlesboro Friday at 4:30 p.m. Central Time in the first round of the state tournament which is being played at Hopkinsville's Tie Breaker Park.

Eichhorn's been a part of the FCHS softball program for seven years. She started at second base on the varsity team her eighth grade year and moved to the pitching mound as a freshman. She's been there ever since.

"I've really gotten comfortable there," Eichhorn said. "When I'm not on the mound I don't feel right. I'll go anywhere on the field they ask me to, but I've spent most of my high school career practicing and perfecting my pitches, and that's the place I feel most comfortable."

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