Franklin County Downs Toccoa in Pitcher’s Duel
Franklin County scored a run in the bottom of the 3rd inning Saturday afternoon and won a pitcher’s battle 1-0 over Toccoa in the opening round of the District 7 12U Little League baseball tournament at the Madison County Recreation Park.
Franklin County pitcher Ty Peoples pitched 5 and 1/3 innings allowing just 5 hits and striking out 8. Peoples also scored the only run of the game in the 3rd inning on a two out RBI single by Rowan Kennedy. Keyes Harbin picked up the save for Franklin County striking out two with runners at 2nd and 3rd in the final inning.
Ethan Smith took the tough loss for Toccoa allowing just one run on two hits and striking out two. Jax Higgins pitched two shutout innings for Toccoa. Smith led Toccoa at the plate with two hits.
Toccoa will now face the loser of Sunday’s Rabun County-Hart County game in an elimination game Monday night in Madison County. Airtime Monday night is scheduled for 8:15 P.M. on WNEG.