Franklin County extended its shut-out streak and its winning streak in the first game of a Piedmont District doubleheader against Magna Vista Tuesday at W.W. Naff Jr. Field, 16-0.
Magna Vista ended both of those streaks in the second game of the twinbill, 6-2.
Two, five-inning games were played.
The split leaves FCHS with a 5-3 Piedmont District record and a 13-5 overall mark.
The Eagles blanked the Warriors for six innings — five in the first game and one in the second to enhance their shutout streak to 18 innings. The Eagles had played error-free baseball in their wins over William Byrd, Hidden Valley and Magna Vista, but that streak ended in the second game too when they committed four defensive blunders.
In the first game, FCHS, who collected 11 hits, scored eight runs in the first inning, five in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.
The senior pitching duo of Will Turner and Davis Ferguson, both right-handers, combined on a three-hitter. Ferguson was credited with the win.
Michael Williams was 3 of 3 at the plate in the first game, while Grayson Chitwood, Cameron Mullins and Colton Kent each drove in two runs and scored once.
Magna Vista’s Kyle Ramsey was charged with the loss.
Hudson Rowe, Taylor Holthausen and Nicholas Page each collected a hit for the Warriors.
In the second game, Magna Vista, which was the home team for the contest, manufactured four runs in the third inning to break a 2-2 stalemate.
FCHS yielded five hits — the total number of hits it surrendered in its previous three triumphs.
In the third, Hunter Powell smacked an 0-2 pitch for a double to drive in what proved to be the game-deciding run.
Afterwards, Holthausen connected with a 1-0 pitch for a RBI single to make the count 4-2.
Also, the Warriors (7-6 in the Piedmont District, 8-10 overall) generated a run courtesy of an FCHS error.
Holthausen paced Magna Vista’s offense by going 2 of 2 at the plate.
Page, the Warriors’ winning pitcher, tossed a complete-game four-hitter. He struck out one.
Right-hander Jacob Moureau, a senior, absorbed the loss. He permitted three runs and three hits in two frames of work. He walked one and struck out one.
The Eagles employed Chitwood and Noah Basham in relief.
Mullins, Bailey Hall, Easton Forbes and Brayden Merrick accounted for FCHS’s hit, each with one.
FCHS concludes regular-season play today at Bassett. First pitch in the Piedmont District match-up is 5 p.m.
Piedmont District postseason tournament play begins Monday with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal-round games.
CIRCLING THE BASES: FCHS’s junior varsity squad broke a two-game losing streak Tuesday with a 12-0 shut-out triumph over Piedmont District rival Magna Vista.
The Eagles suffered back-to-back setbacks over the weekend weekend to non-league foes Hidden Valley, 7-6, and William Byrd, 11-6.
The Eagles (5-1 in the Piedmont District, 11-3 overall) finish their season with a scheduled doubleheader at W.W. Naff Jr. Field against district foes Bassett and Magna Vista.
At 5 p.m., FCHS takes on Bassett, followed by the Eagles-Warriors match-up.