Junior Taylor Mallon and sophomore pitcher Sara Ham celebrate after a recent win. [ Alan Ham | Contributed ]
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Lady Seahawks down Sneads, fall to Wakulla

The Lady Seahawk softball team traveled to Sneads Friday night and won 9-6, upping their record to 6-4.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first, Franklin County scored four in the fifth, and four in the sixth to secure the win, outhitting the Pirates 13-5.

Sophomore Sarah Ham slammed her sixth homer of the season and gave up zero earned runs on five hits.  

“We were a little rusty after 11 days without a game and spring break, and it looked like we needed a live at-bat or two before we got it going,” said coach Scott Collins. “But the girls really hit the ball well the last few innings.”

Ham knocked out two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to aid her cause. Sophomore Micahlyn O’Neal and freshman Alexis Webb each had two hits and two runs batted in, while sophomore Ryan Brown had two hits and drove in a run.

Sophomore Charity Larkin had a double,  as did sixth grader Shasta Butler and seventh grader Addison Mallon, who also drove in a run. Junior Taylor Mallon and sophomore Raegan Dempsey each had singles.

The Franklin County Lady Seahawks lost the one game they played the week before, falling 3-0 at home March 7 to Wakulla.

The team’s two other games were postponed, with North Florida Christian’s March 9 game moved to April 27, and Chiles’ March 10 games postponed to Wednesday, March 29.

Wakulla scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning, only one of them earned. Sophomore pitcher Sarah Ham gave up three runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out six.

“Sarah pitched an outstanding game,” said coach Scott Collins. “We left some runners on base and just couldn’t get a two-out base hit when we needed it. But you have to give the Wakulla pitcher credit for working out of some jams.”

The Lady Seahawks managed four hits, a pair of singles by seventh grader Addison Mallon and two singles by sophomore Ryan Brown.

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