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|Lady Cougars continue softball dominance|
The Franklin Academy Lady Cougars won six of seven games this week to continue their winning ways.
Franklin started the week with a 4 to 1 win over Copiah Academy. Emily Collins pitched a complete game striking out seven and allowing only five hits. Savannah Shipman sparked the Lady Cougars offense going two for four and scoring once.
On Tuesday the Lady Cougars traveled to Rayville to play Riverfield Academy. Franklin scored early and often in cruising to a 13 to 2 win over the Lady Raiders. Collins picked up her second win of the week with relief help from Sara Haring. Ariel Gill, Kasey Guimbellot and Beth Padgett each had two hits to lead the offensive attack.
Franklin traveled to Liberty, Miss., to play in the Amite Invitational Tournament on Saturday where the Lady Cougars picked up four wins against only one loss.
The first game was a 4 to 1 victory over Oak Forest Academy. Franklin got the most out of three hits, scoring four runs.
Gill, Katie Little and Adrienne Hebert had a hit a piece. Collins limited Oak Forest to only one run on five hits.
The Lady Cougars scored their second win of the day with a come-from-behind win over Copiah Academy by a score of 3 to 2. Franklin entered the last inning trailing 2 to 0 but scored three runs to capture the win. Hebert tied the score with a two RBI double.
Guimbellot knocked in the winning run with a single up the middle to end the game.
Little and Collins limited Copiah to only five hits for the day.
The third game saw the Lady Cougars dominate with an 8 to 0 win over Silliman Institue of Clinton, La. Collins and Haring combined for a no-hit shut out for Franklin. Guimbellot scored two runs leading the offense with two hits in tree tries.
The Lady Cougars last win came against Bowling Green Academy by a score of 4 to 0. Shipman had two hits, and Guimbellot had two RBIs to lead a seven-hit attack. Little pitched a no-hit shut out to earn the win.
The day ended with Franklin dropping a 9 to 3 loss against Bowling Green. Mallory Welch had two hits and an RBI to pace the offense. At the end of the day the Lady Cougars record stood at 13 wins against three losses.
The Lady Cougars will travel to Starkville, Miss., to play in the College Showcase Tournament on Saturday.