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|Patriot baseball drops first district series|
Just when their fans thought that they had begun to possibly turn the corner, it was not the best of weeks for the Franklin Parish baseball team.
Opening the week with a shootout 13-10 victory over Oak Grove, the Patriots (8-10, 1-2) opened up district play taking on the Bastrop Rams.
Losing the first game 6-2 on the road, Franklin Parish was able to salvage a split on Saturday in a doubleheader, winning the second game 10-5 after losing the first game by a 4-1 score.
"I wouldn't really call this week a step back," Patriots assistant coach Rick Berry said. "We have still continued to improve on defense as a team. Couple that with the fact that we pitched quite well. We were just not able to get the clutch hit when it was needed.
"In the series against Bastrop we simply left to me runners in scoring position and when you can't get the clutch hit, you are not going to win games. When we did hit the ball we hit it right at people. That happens sometimes in baseball."
The offense was not lacking in the first game of the week for the Patriots as they erupted for 13 runs on nine hits and took advantage of five Oak Grove errors to win, 13-10.
Behind a complete-game win by Paul Washam (1-0) on the hill, Tyler Roberts and Trent Williams provided a majority of the offense for Franklin Parish as the duo combined to go 6-for-8 with a pair of doubles, one triple and four runs driven in.
In the first game against Bastrop, the Patriots broke out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning and held the two-run advantage until the fourth inning as the Rams would score six unanswered runs over the final three innings to come away with the win.
Despite a solid performance by Christian Eaton on the mound, the Patriot offense managed only one hit, Zach Hughes' two-run single in the top of the first inning.
As the series shifted to Winnsboro for the weekend, the Patriot offense was still no where to be scene as they managed only four hits, two of which came off the bat of Christian Eaton, in a 4-1 defeat.
Perhaps taking out some frustrations in the final game of the week, the offense finally awoke from its slumber in game three, scoring 10 runs on seven hits to beat the Rams 10-5 to avoid the sweep.
Roberts and Williams again had solid days at the plate as they combined to 4-for-6 and William Bland scattered five runs over six hits to take home the victory on the mound.
"You could simply say that it was just one of those weekends," Berry said. "We hit the ball right at people. I feel that both teams were pretty much evenly matched heading into the series talent-wise.
"They just got some breaks and we unfortunately did not."
The Patriots return to action this week as they travel to Monroe to take on one of the top teams in all of Class 4A in the Neville Tigers under the lights on Thursday at 6 p.m. and then welcome the Tigers back to Winnsboro for a doubleheader on Saturday in district action which begins at 2 p.m.