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Wesson Cobras beat Franklin County 4-3

Photo by Tracy Fischer/Wesson Cobras’ starting pitcher Riley Smith delivers a pitch during a game earlier in the season. Smith plated the winning run against the Bulldogs in a 4-3 victory Tuesday.

Photo by Tracy Fischer/Wesson Cobras’ starting pitcher Riley Smith delivers a pitch during a game earlier in the season. Smith plated the winning run against the Bulldogs in a 4-3 victory Tuesday.

The Wesson Lady Cobras hosted the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night for conference play and took a victory by  a score of 4-3 after trailing late in the contest.

“I’m very proud of my girls,” Wesson coach Michelle Nunnery said. “We played a very good Franklin County team that wasn’t going to lay down and die.  We kept battling and took care of business during that big sixth inning.”

The Lady Cobras stole a win from the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night by jumping ahead in what would prove to be a crucial sixth inning. The Lady Bulldogs led the Lady Cobras until Wesson’s Harmoni Ashley hit a single to bring the tying run home. Starting pitcher Riley Smith  hit a single in the same inning to bring in the winning run.

The tough Lady Cobra fielders held the Lady Bulldogs,  and Smith sealed the deal with a double play from the pitcher’s mound to end the game. Smith, the winning pitcher, also struck out one batter.

Big hitters for Wesson were Brook Jones and Amber Brinson, who each brought in a run in the big victory. The ladies hit a homerun and single, respectively.

Sabria Green hit two singles on the night. Also hitting safely were Aurianna Vaughn, Anna Claire Crow, Riley Smith, Nikki Guess and Shelbi Maxwell. Maxwell also ruled the outfield with four outs and one assist against a hard-hitting Bulldogs squad. Arie Douglas got five outs on second base with assists by third baseman Catherine Wilson and Brooke Jones at shortstop.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Kaytlyn Smith hit a two-run homerun to take an early lead in the game.

Hitting safely for Franklin County were Chasney Green, Tabitha Thompson, Timara Mackay, Sydney Scott, Malaine Moak, Kenyata Griffin and Savanna Frith. On defense, Emilee Wallace had five outs on first base with assists from Scott, Green and Smith.

JV GAME

The junior varsity Lady Cobras also got a win over Franklin County with a final score of 7-1.  Winning pitcher Shaylin Green threw five strike outs in the game. Top hitters for the Cobras were Natalie Bonds with two doubles and a single. Green also had a double and a single. Katie Westbrook hit a triple and hitting safely were Alyssa Carraway, Molly Granger, Chloe McManus and Alexus Ashley. First baseman Laynee Crapps had four outs and Chloe McManus had two outs and two assists from third base. Alana Westrope had two outs in right center.

The Cobras’ varsity squad  will host Mendenhall Thursday at 6 p.m. The junior varsity game will begin at 5 p.m.