Seahawks honored at recent Senior Night were, from left: Cody Abercrombie, Logan Bentley, Will Luberto, Brayden McCall, Chase Millender, Terry Proctor and Alex Sterling. [ Jadyn Luberto | Contributed ]

Back-to-back wins even Seahawks’ record 

Two straight wins last week have evened the Franklin County Seahawks’ record at 7-7, as they won at home against Freeport April 6 7-5, and then a day later 5-1 in an away game at Seminole County (Georgia).

Seniors Logan Bentley and Cody Abercrombie, and freshman Chase Martina together struck out six, giving up just one earned run on seven hits, against Freeport.

The Seahawks spread out their runs over the first three innings and then held on to withstand the Bulldogs’ effort to climb back in the game.

Senior Brayden McCall pitches for the Seahawks. [ Jadyn Luberto | Contributed ]

Both teams had eight hits, with the Seahawks led by senior Will Luberto, who drove in two runs on two hits, including a double. Junior Preston Klaus and Freshman Sadiq Jones also each had a pair of RBIs, with Jones doubling to drive his runs in.

Martina and sophomore Nolan Alford also each drove in a run.

Against Seminole County, Abercrombie struck out seven and walked one and gave up no earned runs on three hits.

Four of the Franklin County runs came in the top of the third inning, the team generating their five runs on just five hits.

Senior Terry Proctor had a double that drove in a run, with Jones, Bentley and sophomore Colby Blackburn also nailing RBIs.

Luberto, Martina, Bentley and Jones each stole a base.

The Seahawks fell 6-2 in Gulf County on April 1 to Port St. Joe, as the Tiger Sharks avenged their earlier season loss.

Tiger Shark Jentzen Odom struck out two in the seven inning affair, giving up one earned run on four hits.

Bentley, McCall and Abercrombie each divvied up the assignment on the mound, combining to strike out two and walk four, as they gave up five earned runs on six hits.

The Tiger Sharks were led by senior Fisher Vandertulip, who banged a triple and drove in two runs on two hits. Senior Max Godwin had a solo homer, sophomore Baylor Partie had a double that drove in a run, and sophomore Eli Harris doubled.

Odom and senior CJ Conway also each drove in a run.

On March 26 at home, following a 15-0 shutout over Wewa the night before, the Seahawks fell 7-3 to Cottondale.

Abercrombie struck out 10 and walked one in six innings of work, giving up one earned run on seven hits.

Franklin County jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but that’s all they would plate, as the Hornets came back with seven runs.

Luberto had sole home run in the inning, with Bentley and Abercrombie the only two other Hawks to have hits in the game.

Each senior at Senior Night received an engraved bat and flowers, along with a framed photograph [ Jadyn Luberto | Contributed ]

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