PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe celebrated senior night on Tuesday, honoring seniors Jared Bundenthal, Landon Peters and Zach Hyre prior to the game against league rival Covington.
Unfortunately for the Jets, things didn’t go their way in a 12-2 loss.
The bad breaks started from the outset for Franklin Monroe as Covington’s leadoff hitter connected up the middle and the throw to first was way off target. It sparked a two-run inning for Covington.
Franklin Monroe scored a run in the bottom half of the first and then trailed just 3-2 after scoring another run in the bottom of the fourth, but the game got away from the Jets in the fourth and fifth innings as Covington was able to push its lead to 10-2.
The Buccs then put a run on the board in the sixth and another in the seventh to hand the Jets a 12-2 defeat.
Zach Hyre was tagged with the loss on the hill but was hurt by two defensive errors behind him. He tried to make up for it at the plate by going 3-for-3 on the day.
Cade McGlinch was 2-for-4 and Trevor Collins had a hit for the Jets, who finished with six hits as a team.
For Covington, Nathan Blei went the distance to pick up the win. He struck out eight and walked three.
James Grilliot went 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs while Jarred Williams went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs.
Mason Dilley and Kenney Atkinson both connected for two base hits with Dilley recording a double.
Franklin Monroe looks to rebound on Thursday at Miami East.
SCORE BY INNINGS:
Covington – 2 1 0 4 3 1 1 – 12 – 13 – 3
Franklin Monroe – 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 – 2 – 6 – 2