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|Cougars have eye on the prize|
The Franklin Academy Cougars (10-4, 4-0) continue to be a dominant force on the baseball diamond in the Mississippi Private School Association.
To this point in the year, Caleb Kratzer could be regarded as a field leader for the Cougars with a batting average over .400 as well as two wins on the mound as a pitcher during district play.
The two-sport athlete is quickly proving to be a force on both the baseball field and on the basketball court.
Tucker Ellington leads the team in doubles and Dusty Barefield has come on strong in district play and hit the ball with consistency.
Franklin Academy coaches have been talking for a couple of weeks about ironing out defensive assignments and getting more consistent at the plate and it certainly seems like the Cougars are coming together at the right time.
Fundamentally sound, Franklin Academy enters the final two weeks of the regular season riding a wave of enthusiasm that has the campus buzzing about their playoff potential.
With more pitching performances to add to Kratzer and Ellington this FA team could be on pace to set the bar high for future Cougar teams.
Trinity Episcopal and Huntington are two teams that are dangerous and will be on the lookout to ruin a championship run for the Cougars.
Franklin Academy has proven they are worthy of the conversation at the top of the league and will get a chance to prove everything on the field in a couple of weeks at the state tournament.