The Frenship baseball team is finding their stride at the right time of the season as the Tigers ended March and started April with a two-game sweep of Odessa Permian.
In Friday’s series opener in Wolfforth, FHS beat the Panthers 3-2 after overcoming an early 2-0 deficit with two runs in the second inning and the game winner in the fifth. The pitching of starter Brock Erculiani and closer Bradden Kennard made the one-run lead stand up in the end. Erculiani (3-3) earned the win after pitching 6.1 innings and giving up only two runs on six hits with three strikeouts. Kennard earned the save.
Mason Weathers was 2-3 at the plate while Erculiani and Joseph Hill picked up runs batted in.
On Saturday in Odessa, the Tigers busted open a pitchers’ duel with five runs in the sixth inning. Adryane Atkins, who was 3-3 in the game, had a run scoring triple combined with RBI doubles from Erculiani and Dylan Merritt. Conley Green (5-1) was in control on the mound. He went six innings and only gave up one run on four hits while striking out three.
With the sweep of Permian, FHS is now 12-11 on the year and 5-2 in district. They play a two-game series with Odessa High this week. Tuesday’s game is in Wolfforth at 7:00 and Friday’s game is in Odessa at 4:30.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
FRENSHIP 3, PERMIAN 2
PHS 200 000 0 – 2 6 3
FHS 020 010 x – 3 5 0
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
FRENSHIP 7, PERMIAN 2
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PHS 000 001 1 – 2 6 2
*picture provided by Chad Smith