Franklin Co. comes from behind to edge Lady Tigers in Game 3


In a back-and-forth battle, the Franklin County Lady Lions outlasted the Adairsville Lady Tigers Thursday night to win Game 3 of their Class AAA state softball playoff series, 7-5.


Adairsville won Game 1 Wednesday in the series played at Franklin County, 8-3. The Lady Lions came back in the Wednesday nightcap to win 9-1 and send the series to a deciding game Thursday.


Adairsville held an early lead in Game 3 at 1-0 and led 5-4 after five frames, but Franklin Co. scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to seize the victory. Franklin County advances to the second round and will host Peach County next week in another best-of-three series. The winner of that series will advance to the double-elimination Elite 8 in Columbus October 29-31 at the South Commons Olympic Softball Complex.

GAME 3

FRANKLIN CO. 7, ADAIRSVILLE 5

ADAIRSVILLE ——— 1-0-0-3-1-0-0 — 5R | 10H | 5E

FRANKLIN CO. ——- 1-1-0-2-0-3-x — 7R | 7H | 3E

Adairsville hitters:

Emily Collum — 1R, 1H

Hannah Knapp — 1R, Sac, 1BB

Alyssa Hughes — 2H, 2RBI

Morgan Deboard — 2H

Bailey Robinson — 1R, 2H, HR, 1RBI

Havyn Isaac — 1H

Natalie Burrow — 1R, 1H

Victoria Davis — 1R, 1H

Adairsville pitching:

Loren Haris — 6 IP, 7H, 7R, 4ER, 1BB, 3K

Franklin Co. wins series 2-1

Franklin Co. record: 27-5 (Franklin Co. will host Peach Co. in 2nd rd.)

Adairsville record: 17-18

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