Josh Perry, Managing Editor for Hockomock Sports, writes about the FHS vs. Taunton softball game on Wednesday.
The Panthers were in a good position. Two outs in the bottom of the fifth, runners at first and second, and a one-run lead, senior pitcher Sabrina LoMonaco induced a grounder to short. The throw was low and skipped to the fence allowing Taunton to tie the game.
After that things really fell apart.
Taunton would eventually send 14 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and score nine runs, all with two outs. The Tigers turned a one-run deficit into an eight-run lead and then tacked on three more in the sixth to run away with a 17-6 victory over Franklin. It was the second comeback victory over a Kelley-Rex rival in as many days for the Tigers.
“It kind of shows the character on the team,” said Taunton coach Dave Lewry, “and hopefully we’re making a statement that that’s the kind of team we’re going to be -- that we won’t be beaten until the last out of the seventh inning. That’s what I like to see.”
“Through 4-2/3 it was a great, great game,” said Franklin coach Kate Fallon, “but then the wheels fell off the bus and the rest is history. We didn’t finish. It’s a seven-inning game, not a five-inning game, and we just didn’t finish.”
|Kelly Reading reached base three times against her former team, scored two runs and drove in a pair to help the Tigers come from behind for the second day in a row. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
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In other action on Wednesday
BaseballFranklin, 2 @ North Attleboro, 4 - Final
In a 2-2 game, Brian Kleczkowski hit a two out double in the sixth inning and Brian Poillucci hit an RBI double to score Kleczkowski. Dylon Grzenda then followed it up with a base hit to score Poillucci. Eric Peterson picked up the win, coming on in relief for 1.1 innings of work. Justin Gallagher got a no decision on the mound for the Rocketeers, striking out five in 5.2 innings of work and also gong 2-3 at the plate. Zane Byrne struck out two for Franklin and also went 2-2 with two doubles and two RBI.
King Philip, 6 @ Franklin, 14 - Final
For the second straight game, Kenzie Pleshaw had a strong game offensively with four goals. Emily Jeffries notched a hat trick and had four draw controls while Nicole Ellin had four draw controls and two ground balls. Head coach Kristin Igoe said Grace McDermott and Olivia Truenow played well defensively.
For all the results of Wednesday's Hockomock League action