Late game miscues hurt Demons in opening day loss on Monday

Published 1:46 pm Friday, February 23, 2018

Franklinton lost a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning after Northshore posted five runs in that inning, as the Demons fell by a 6-2 score in their season opener at home Monday.
Nate Bracey allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 6-1/3 innings.
“Nate Bracey pitched a great game and deserved a ‘W,’” Franklinton coach Jeff Tageant said. “We competed very well against a really good Northshore team. We just fell apart in the seventh. I was very encouraged with the team and expect more of the same.”
Wyatt Verret pitched the final 2/3 of an inning and allowed three runs (none were earned) on a hit. He struck out one and walked one.
Franklinton committed three errors in the game — all were in the seventh inning.
Offensively, Bracey singled.
Richard Berry led off the game with a double and scored on an error.
Jared Jenkins singled and he drove in a run with a safety squeeze in the fourth.