Franklinton falls to Breaux Bridge in regionals

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Franklinton had a rough weekend against Breaux Bridge, falling in the first two games in the best-of-three series by scores of 12-0 and 12-2 on the road Friday and Saturday in the regional round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Both games lasted five innings.
In Friday’s game, the Demons had just two hits, with Wyatt Verret and J.J. Jackson posting one each.
Franklinton committed six errors that led to eight unearned runs.
In Saturday’s 12-2 loss, the Demons posted just four hits — one each by Jared Jenkins, J.P. Magee, Jackson and Ty McGhee.
In that game, Franklinton had seven errors that led to five unearned runs.
“It was a very disappointing weekend. We played bad from beginning to end,” Franklinton coach Jeff Tageant said. “We made a lot of errors and didn’t hit the ball. We didn’t deserve to win. I told them after the game that one weekend doesn’t define a season. We had a successful season.”
The Demons had five seniors, including Jamarian Crain, Collin Dominguez, McGhee, Jackson and Hunter Maxwell.
Tageant said he’s enjoyed the group.
“They’ve had a great career here at FHS and they’re always welcome back. I’m looking forward to seeing their success in life,” Tageant said.
No. 18 Franklinton finished the season with a 13-12 record. Second-seeded Breaux Bridge, which is 25-6, advanced to the quarterfinal round and will face 10th-seeded DeRidder in a best-of-three.
DeRidder (24-14) won its series over seventh-seeded Livonia (23-9) in three games.