Froemel’s walk-off homer secures win

Published 10:19 pm Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Lady Bulldogs softball team grabbed a home win over Western Branch High School on Friday.

After losing the first meeting this season 2-1, the King’s Fork High School softball team was able to come back and defeat Western Branch 5-3. Both matchups were close, but the Lady Bulldogs were able to come out on top the second time around.

A walk-off home run by Madison Froemel in the bottom of the seventh inning scored two runs for the Lady Bulldogs, winning them the game. The Froemel homer was needed at a time where Western Branch had made a push late in the game. King’s Fork was up 3-0 heading into the fifth inning, but WBHS tied the game after the sixth inning.

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Cali Hinnant handled the pitching duties for King’s Fork. She struck out nine and allowed five hits in her earned win. Lauryn Maher had a good day at the plate, as she went 4-4 with three runs. She also added three stolen bases. Froemel went 2-4 with two runs and three RBIs.

King’s Fork will face Oscar Smith High School on the road at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

King’s Fork 5, Western Branch 3

KFHS 1 0 2 0 0 0 2—5

WBHS 0 0 0 0 1 2 0—3

KFHS: Hits 11—Maher 4, Froemel 2, Lockhart 2, Gay 2, Hinnant; Runs 5—Maher 3, Froemel 2; RBI 5—Froemel 3, Lockhart, Gay; SB 4—Maher 3, Gay