The Franklin Parish Lady Patriots beat Bastrop, Neville, Harrisonburg and Delhi Charter in a week full of softball action.
The only opponent to slip past the surging team was LaSalle.
In the Harrisonburg game, the Lady Patriots bats sizzled with a total of five home runs as they beat the Catahoula Parish team 13-1. A home run was also hit in each of the Bastrop games.
FP 13 – Bastrop 3
Franklin Parish Lady Patriots easily handled the Bastrop Rams in a doubleheader March 26.
The Lady Patriots racked up a total of 35 points against the Rams beating the Morehouse Parish team 13-3 in the first contest and 22-3 in the second contest.
In the first contest, the Lady Patriots scored five runs in the third inning lead by a Katelyn Thrasher single, a groundout by Alyssa Nealy and a double by Kaylee Martin.
FP had 16 hits throughout the game. Gracie King had the big hit for the Lady Patriots with a four RBI home run in the fourth inning.
Martin, Avery Banks, Gracie King, Maddie Wright, Thrasher and Abbie Williams all managed multiple hits with Martin going three-for-four at the plate.
In the first contest, Thrasher got the win for FP in the circle. She surrendered three runs on five hits, striking out four and walking one.
FP 22 – Bastrop 3
The score was tied at 0 in the first, but that was the only time it was close in the second game of a doubleheader pitting FP against Bastrop.
The Lady Patriots put 13 points on the board in the second inning to blow out the Bastrop Rams 22-3.
The offensive firepower was led by Wright, Banks, Gracie King, Williams, Thrasher and Carlie Bankston, all sending runners across the place with RBI in the inning.
Additionally, Carson King followed her big sister’s performance in the first game, smacking a home run in the third inning.
The Lady Patriots totaled 24 hits in the game. Banks, Bankston, Wright, Thrasher, Williams, Turtle Clark, Gracie King and Martin all managed multiple hits in the contest.
Not only were the Lady Patriots’ bats hot, but they stole bases at will against the Rams.
Nealy led FP with three stolen bases and as a team the Lady Patriots totaled 11 stolen bases.
FP 7 – Neville 1
The Lady Patriots scattered 13 hits in a contest against Neville to beat the Tigers 7-1, March 28 in Winnsboro.
FP put a run on the board in the first inning with a Thrasher single that scored Williams. Earlier in the inning Williams doubled on a line drive to center.
In the second inning, the Lady Patriots scored their second run on a Wright double to left field to bring Bankston home. Bankston walked to lead off the inning, and later stole second.
A fly ball to center off Banks’ bat, scored Clark and Carson King in the bottom of the third inning to up the score 4-1.
FP tallied three runs in the sixth inning to finish off the Monroe team. Leading the charge for the Lady Patriots in the sixth inning were Williams, Thrasher and Bankston who all drove in runs in the inning.
Thrasher got the win for FP in the circle. She surrendered one run on six hits over seven innings, struck out four and walked none.
For the game, Gracie King, Clark, Banks, Wright, Thrasher and Williams each had multiple hits.
FP 13 – Harrisonburg 1
Martin drove in five runs on three hits which included two home runs to lead the Lady Patriots past Harrisonburg 13-1, March 29.
Martin drove in runs on a home run in the second and a home run in the third.
FP used a big seven-run second inning fueled by Martin’s home run to get past the team. Williams, Martin, Thrasher and Clark each had RBIs in the inning.
Before the second inning, Thrasher doubled on the first pitch of the bat scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning to open the score board.
Balls were flying out of the park in the second inning for FP.
In the big second inning, Williams singled on the first pitch of the bat, scoring two runs, Martin homered on a 2-2 count, scoring three runs, Thrasher hit a solo homer and Clark hit a solo homer.
Williams was in the pitcher’s circle for the Lady Patriots. She surrendered one run on seven hits over five innings, struck out one and walked one.
FP tallied five home runs on the day. Clark had a dinger in the second inning. Gracie King put one out in the third inning. Martin had a homer in the second and third innings. Thrasher had a four bagger in the second inning.
LaSalle 8 – FP 3
LaSalle pulled ahead in the second when Sidni Laird doubled on the first pitch of the at bat and scored two runs.
FP struck first in the first inning when Williams scored on an error by the second baseman after walking earlier.
Later in the inning, Bankston singled on a ground ball to the pitcher scoring Martin who earlier sent a line drive to left field.
FP tied the score at three in the third inning on a Clark single scoring Williams, but LaSalle took the lead for the good with one run later in the third inning. In the third, Taylor Snow singled on a 1-2 count scoring on one run.
LaSalle put three insurance runs in the sixth inning and was driven by AnnaBeth Pitman and Anna Clark singles.
Martin led the Lady Patriots offensively with two hits in four at bats.
Williams started the game for the Lady Patriots. She lasted five and two thirds innings, allowed nine hits and eight runs and struck out one.
Thrasher threw one-third of an inning out of the bullpen.
FP 11 – Delhi Charter 1
FP put Delhi Charter away early with a big first and second inning. FP beat Delhi Charter 11-1, March 30.
FP scored six runs in the first and four runs in the second.
The big first inning was thanks to walks by Clark and Wright, singles by Martin and Bankston and fielder’s choices by Carson and Gracie King.
Thrasher was the winning pitcher for the Lady Patriots. She surrendered one run on six hits, struck out two and walked one.
FP had 12 hits in the game. Clark, Martin and Thrasher all collected multiple hits for FP. Clark went three-for-three at the plate to lead her team in hits.
Martin and Thrasher had two hits and collected one RBI each in the game.
Gracie King, Bankston, Carson King and Maggie Parker had one hit and one RBI each against Delhi Charter.
Wright had one hit and two RBI for FP.
The Lady Patriots also played strong defense against Delhi Charter not committing any errors in the field.