Bobcat Trevor Banning takes a cut at a pitch in Salem's 13-6 win over Flora. (Photo Courtesy: Terry Phillips)
Franklin Park's Isaak Hays rounds first in the bobcats' win over Flora Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy: Terry Phillips)
Salem's Jacob Harness slides into second Tuesday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy: Terry Phillips)
Franklin Park Tops Flora at Home
Max Phillips overcame a rough start to earn the win. Phillips tossed a complete game, giving up six runs on nine hits while striking out seven.
Bobcats Coach Marty Adams said Phillips settled in as the game went along.
"This probably wasn't one of Max's best outings, but it was good enough to get a win. He finally found the strike zone in about the third or fourth inning and just found a way to get outs from there."
Caden Wayer got Franklin Park on the scoreboard when he led off the bottom of the first inning with a homerun over the right field fence. Wayer added a double and scored twice. Phillips and Nate Roth both scored two runs and had a hit. Matt Davis had a pair of hits, drove in three runs, and scored twice.
Adams said the bottom of the lineup did a good job of getting on base.
"The bottom of our lineup did a nice job for us today. And that's a big part of what we want to do is have those guys get on base and our top of the lineup find ways to knock them in."
Franklin Park is back in action today, hosting Breese.
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