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Frankfort avenges loss to Warriors

Frankfort came back from five runs down to beat host Danville, 12-6, in conference baseball on Thursday.

The Warriors led 5-0 after three before Frankfort got on the board with a run in the fourth. They stormed back with six in the fifth and four in the sixth, easily offsetting a Danville run in the fifth. The Hot Dogs tacked on a run in the seventh for the final score.

Christian Lopez got the win for Frankfort, giving up six earned runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings of work with eight strikeouts and two walks. Braden Compton got the final two outs for the Hot Dogs, allowing no hits with a strikeout and a walk.

Lopez starred at the plate for Frankfort, going 4-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Conner Boone (2-5, two RBIs and two runs), Jack Wilkins (2-5, three RBIs), Jose Sandoval (1-3, two RBIs and and a run), Jade Ayers (1-3, two runs) and Compton (1-4, a run) had the Hot Dogs other hits. Roger Angeles scored two runs and Jimmy Ostler one for Frankfort with Casey Henry producing an RBI and scoring a run.

The Hot Dogs improved to 3-2 (1-1 Sagamore Conference) with the win, while the Warriors fell to 2-3 (1-1). Frankfort played Kokomo on Friday night with their next game at Lebanon at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Prairie downed by Ritter

Clinton Prairie lost 8-1 to host Cardinal Ritter in baseball on Thursday, with a six-run sixth inning for Ritter decisive in the loss.

The Gophers tied the game at 1-1 in the third on a Zach Skinner sacrifice fly that brought in Landen Southern (who singled) to score. Kaleb Peters and Mason McGraw had Prairie’s only other two hits for the game.

Austin Gibson took the loss for the Gophers, giving up two earned runs on two hits in five innings with five strikeouts and three walks. DJ Boggs accounted for one of the two runs, with a home run off Gibson. Bailey Good finished the game for the Gophers, giving up six runs (four earned) on three hits and four walks in one inning of work while striking out two.

Prairie (4-3) played in a tournament at Lebanon on Saturday with the Gophers to host Clinton Central at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday for their next game.

Softball

Hot Dogs lose again to Danville

Frankfort lost to host Danville in girls softball by the identical 11-1 score that occurred two days earlier in a home defeat to the Warriors.

Morgan Dean provided the highlight of the night for the Hot Dogs, smacking a second inning home run to tie the score at 1. Danville added two in the second and six in the fourth before closing out the game (10-run rule) with two in the fifth.

Kimee Kingma hit a double for Frankfort with Kylie Norman and Tarah Martinez also having hits.

Makayla Harper took the loss for the Hot Dogs, giving up nine runs (eight earned) and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. She struck out one with two walks. Avery Drew finished the game pitching 2/3 of an inning while giving up two runs (one earned) and walking three.

The loss dropped the Hot Dogs to 3-2 (2-2 Sagamore Conference), while Danville improved to 8-0 (4-0). Frankfort was to play in the Clinton Prairie Classic on Saturday, with their next game at Lebanon starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Track and field

Gopher girls outdistance Frontier

Clinton Prairie won the girls meet at Frontier in track and field on Thursday, with the boys team losing by a more narrow margin.

The Gopher girls took their meet, 96-27, while the boys fell 69-50. Individual results were not available at press deadline.