With the regular season winding down, Frankfort softball is just trying to stay positive.
FHS struggled to close out innings and couldn’t overcome eight errors, falling to Seneca 14-0 in five innings Thursday night at Bob Fannin Field.
“We just have to keep our heads up and keep going ahead,” FHS coach Angie Hutcherson said. “When you don’t have a lot of leadership and we’re all so young, it’s really hard. I don’t yell at them, it does no good. So I try to build on them and be positive.”
The Lady Panthers (2-10) have lost three straight, a stretch that started with a 15-5 loss to the Redhawks (8-7).
“If you don’t score runs you’re not going to win,” Hutcherson said. “That’s what we talked about: Just how we’ve got to come out with better attitudes and be more prepared mentally to play.”
FHS had trouble getting that final out in the first three innings, as seven of the first eight runs scored by SHS came with two outs. And only three of them came via base hit.
“Just getting them to follow through and keeping their heads up through that third out,” Hutcherson said. “They’ve just got to stay positive through the whole inning.”
Senior Hannah Jones pitched a complete-game two-hitter for SHS. She struck out five and walked two.
Five players had two hits apiece for the Redhawks with freshman Brianna Jarrett’s two singles and three RBIs leading the way. Jones had a triple and an RBI single and junior Kadiesha Fant had a bunt single and an RBI single, while freshman Sullivan Watson and sophomore Jeanna Livingston each singled twice.
Junior Taylor Addams went all five innings for FHS and gave up nine hits with four strikeouts and six walks.
Seventh-grader T.T. Barnett and sophomore Emma Burke had the only hits for the Lady Panthers.
“Next week is our week of games where we should be able to win,” Hutcherson said.
The Lady Panthers host Paris Monday at 5:30 p.m.