Hornets sack Franklin Co.

Published 6:00 am Monday, March 13, 2006

BUDE — The Loyd Star Hornets handed the host Franklin CountyBulldogs a 14-3 whipping Saturday afternoon in five innings ofvarsity baseball action. The Hornets improved to 7-3 on theseason.

The game was called after five innings due to the 10-runrule.

Tyler Williford (2-0) was the winning pitcher, going 3 inningswith 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. Also working for an inning apiecewere Kyle James and Jarrod Rogers.

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Dane Hodges, who started and went three innings, took the loss.Wayne Abernathy and Ben McDonald also worked an inning apiece.

Loyd Star, coached by Jonathan Breakfield, led 3-0 in the top ofthe first, 9-0 in the second and 14-0 in the third. Franklin Countyscored 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut the deficit to14-3.

“We batted really well today,” said Breakfield. “Our defenseplayed really good.”

Brent Fielder directed the Hornet bats with a pair of doubles.Michael Britt doubled and singled. Collecting 2 singles each werePatrick Holcomb, Rogers and Williford.

Leading Franklin County with a double was John Paul Sullivan.Ryan Tutor singled.

Junior varsity results

Franklin County beat Loyd Star 9-4 in JV action.