FHS goes 3-1 in WGNO Classic

Published 2:00 pm Friday, March 6, 2015

Franklinton’s Demons posted a 3-1 record in the WGNO Classic last weekend.

After defeating Archbishop Rummel, 8-3, Thursday, the Demons continued to roll by winning the next two contests.

In Friday’s action, Franklinton cruised past Brother Martin, 10-1, at Zephyr Field.

The Demons executed well in all areas of the game. The team pounded out 17 hits while pitchers allowed just two hits and the defense committed only one error.

Landon Magee started for Franklinton and allowed just two hits and a run over five innings.

Magee struck out nine and walked six.

Austin Bradford took over in the sixth and pitched two frames of no-hit, no-run ball. He hit two batters and walked one.

At the plate, Magee, Johnathan Crain and Mack McElveen tallied three-hits each. Crain and McElveen drove in two each while Magee had one RBI.

Josh Magee doubled, tripled and drove in a run, and Morgan Angelo posted a single and an RBI.

Franklinton scored four-runs in both the third and fourth innings before adding two more in the fifth.

Brother Martin’s only run came in the fourth.

Franklinton split its Saturday contests which both took place at Chalmette High.

The Demons won the first game, 6-2, over Jesuit behind a strong pitching performance by Trevor Jenkins, and some late offense by the Demons’ hitters.

Franklinton led, 1-0 ,after two, but Jesuit tallied twice in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. The Demons put up five in the seventh to up, 6-2.

Bradford made it hold up by pitching a scoreless seventh.

Jenkins started and went six innings for the win, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts and four walks.

Offensively, Josh Magee went three for five with a double and two RBIs.

Estave logged two hits and a pair of RBIs while McElveen posted two hits, including a double and an RBI.

The final contest was a 6-5 loss to Archbishop Shaw.

A host of pitchers saw time on the mound, including Angelo, Johnathan Crain, Tanner Sanburn and Bradford.

Angelo started and was the losing pitcher. He went two and a third, allowing three runs, one of which was earned, with three strikeouts and four walks.

Angelo was the only player for Franklinton with two hits in this contest.

The Demons finished with six hits for the game.

Franklinton coach Jeff Tageant said it was a great weekend for the Demons.

“Beating three schools from the Catholic league was a great accomplishment for

us,” Tageant said. “We were pushing to win four but ran out of gas against Shaw. We did a great job at the plate collecting 46 hits in four games while our pitchers only gave up 15. We have a few things to correct, so we will keep working.”