The Franklin Farriers opened their home campaign on Sunday with a win, 16-12 over the Phoenix of East Nashville. William “Mama’s Boy” Haskins lost the bat toss for the first time in recent memory, meaning that Phoenix batted in the bottom half of each inning. Despite that failure, the Farriers overcame and prevailed in the end.
The Farriers tallied an ace in the top of the 1st, then gave up 5 scores in the bottom half of the inning. Franklin slowly chipped away, adding 9 aces in the next 3 innings, to lead 10-7 after 4 innings. They stretched the lead to 8, leading 16-8 midway through the 8th inning. The Phoenix attempted to rise from the ashes in the 8th frame, scoring 4 aces, but the Farriers were able to douse the flames and escape without further harm.
The 9th inning was scoreless for both teams, and the final score read 16-12 in favor of the Farriers.
The scoring was balanced offensively, with 8 different Farriers tallying an ace. Most importantly, “Meatball” Morgan tallied an ace for the first time in the 2015 season. 16 aces was a team high for the year, and the Farriers will look to build on that momentum in two weeks as they travel to the metropolis of Nashville for a rematch with the Stewart’s Creek Scouts, who bested the Farriers on April 19th by a score of 16-9. A full recap of that game can be found here.
We’ll see you on the 31st!