Franklin’s batters did a better job of hitting balls in the gaps than host Seymour on Friday, and as a result the Grizzly Cubs went home with a 12-4 win.
Both teams batted around in the first inning, with Franklin holding a 5-3 lead. But the Owls didn’t score again until the seventh inning, while Franklin increased its lead to 10-3 after three innings.
“Right off the bat, they score five in the top of the first, and it’s not like defensively we’re playing bad,” Owls coach Brian Personett said. “It’s just gap shot after gap shot. You dig yourself a 10-3 hole after three innings, and it’s tough to battle back from that.”
Franklin batted around in the top of the first, and the first five batters reached base safely — four on hits and one on an error — and came around to score.
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