Franklin Academy 10, Prairie View JV 5
RAYVILLE — Avery McCain's three-run double fueled a seven-run, third-inning outburst as Franklin Academy doubled Prairie View 10-5 Saturday morning in JV action at the 10th annual Riverfield Softball Tournament.
Trailing 2-0, the Lady Spartans struck for four in the bottom of the first.
Anna Grace White and Emma Goss started the game with back-to-back singles, putting runners at the corners. White later scored on a wild pitch and Kayla Hawthorne went the opposite way for a two-run single. With one away, Emilee Gross chased Hawthorne across with an RBI groundout to first base.
FA closed the gap to 4-3 in the third when Taylor Biggs walked and scored on Katy Carson's squeeze bunt prior to breaking the game open in the third.
Avery McCain's three-run, one-out double to left-center put the Lady Cougars up 9-3. Two batters later, Rylee Gunn's RBI single wrapped up the FA scoring.
Four straight batters reached with one away in the Prairie View fourth. Chloe Hobson singled, Gross walked and Alyssa Gregory was hit by a pitch to fill the bases. After Shelby Dickerson replaced Natalie Roberts in the circle, Hobson scored on a wild pitch and Ella Morris was safe on a fielder's choice to reload the bases.
Dickerson then induced a ground ball back to the circle to start a game-ending 1-2-3 double play.
Roberts was the winner with Dickerson recording the save.
Macie Wall went 2-for-2 with an RBI as FA out-hit the Lady Spartans 8-5. Anna Elise Sartin and Avery McCain doubled and Ayden McCain, Dickerson, Skylar Biggs and Gunn singled.
For Prairie View, White, Amelia Crnkovic, Goss, Hawthorne and Hobson singled.
Elle Morgan was dealt the loss for the Lady Spartans.