Girls Varsity Softball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
INDIANAPOLIS – Senior Katie Back pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine Thursday (April 12), leading the Franklin Central softball team to an 8-1 victory over Columbus North in a Conference Indiana game.
Back went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run to spark the Flashes’ 13-hit attack. Senior Mariah Jenkins also homered and singled, while senior Kayla Green, sophomore Vannah Vaughan and senior Jaida Austin each added two hits for the winners.
Franklin Central (3-2 overall, 1-0 CI) jumped on top early with four runs on five hits in the first inning. It added one run in the fifth and three more in the sixth.
Junior Bailey Lofton smacked a fourth-inning home run for the Bull Dogs’ only run. Sophomore Sierra Norman singled in the first inning for the only other hit for CN (0-7, 0-3).
Columbus North returns to action at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 14) when it faces Brownstown Central in the first round of the Brown County Invitational. The host Eagles and Hauser play the first game at 9 a.m. A consolation game and championship game will be played later on Saturday.
AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL
Columbus North …….. 000 100 0 – 1 2 0
Franklin Central ……… 400 013 x – 8 13 0
WP: Katie Back (3-1). LP: Meghan Waggoner (0-6).
2B: Katie Back (FC), Jordyn Nickels (FC).
HR: Bailey Lofton (CN), Katie Back (FC), Mariah Jenkins (FC).