Strong Pitching by Kendall McCool Leads Franklin County in Shut Out of Union County
Kendall McCool shut down Union County, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Franklin County Wildcats Varsity to a 1-0 victory on Friday. Franklin County moved to 5-0 on the season while Union County fell to 5-4.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Kendall McCool earned the win, going seven strong innings, allowing no runs, three hits, walked two, and struck out 12. Fayth Hill also pitched seven strong innings, allowing one unearned run, six hits, no walks, and ten strikeouts.
The lone run for the Wildcats came in the sixth inning. Camryn Brewer led off the inning with a single. Then with one out, Kamryn McCool grounded into a fielder’s choice and took over the spot on first base. Then on a 1-2 count, Kamryn McCool began to steal when Hannah Hornsby hit a hard grounded to third base. The third baseman of the Patriots overthrew the first baseman and the softball rolled along the fence in right field. After the right fielder picked up the ball, Kamryn McCool was rounding third and trucking towards home. A perfect throw appeared to have McCool dead in the rights, but a brilliant head first slide around the tag allowed the Wildcats to score the only run of the game.
Franklin County Wildcats Varsity totaled six hits. Camryn Brewer and Gabby Mitchum each racked up multiple hits for Franklin County Wildcats Varsity. Brewer led Franklin County Wildcats Varsity with three hits in four at bats.
Franklin County Wildcats Varsity was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error.
Franklin County and Union County played a second game Friday night to complete the double header. Please see the second wrap-up for information on game two.