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Franklinton captures District 9-4A title

Franklinton’s Demons clinched the District 9-4A title on Wednesday and posted a 2-1 record in District 9-4A games held Tuesday through Thursday.

On Tuesday, Franklinton defeated Salmen, 12-1, in five innings at home.

The Demons scored six runs in the third and fifth innings.

Daylin Sigler went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored.

Chase Penton posted two hits and two runs scored.

Micah Wascom singled, doubled and scored a run.

Banyan Penton recorded a single with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Rickey Burkhalker doubled, scored a run and scored a run.

Jordan McKenzie singled, scored a run and had an RBI.

Trayshun Warren scored two runs and drove one home, while Isaac Wascom and D.J. Corkern both scored a run.

Will Turner threw all five innings, allowing no earned runs on three hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

The next day was an 11-4 victory over Pearl River on the road.

Micah Wascom doubled and scored four runs.

Turner singled twice, drove in three runs and scored two runs.

McKenzie posted two doubles with two runs scored and a run batted in.

Warren recorded a double and two RBIs.

Chase Penton doubled and scored a run.

Banyan Penton singled, scored two runs and drove one home.

Burkhalter singled and drove in a run.

Isaac Wascom singled.

McKenzie pitched five innings, allowing three runs, two earned on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Dillon Pace pitched in relief, allowing one unearned run on three hits with a strikeout and no walks.

On Thursday, Franklinton was topped by Salmen, 5-4, in eight innings.

Turner went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

McKenzie singled and scored two runs.

Warren posted a hit and an RBI.

Micah Wascom singled.

Chase Penton scored a run.

Despite the loss, Chase Penton was solid in relief. He went five innings, allowing just one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and three walks.