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Fulton Railroaders Clinches Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Franklin Duelers


Fulton Railroaders snagged a late lead and defeated Franklin Duelers 11-9 on Friday. Fulton Railroaders trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Reid Rector homered on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Franklin Duelers scored five runs in the fourth inning, but Fulton Railroaders still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Franklin Duelers came thanks to home runs by Tim Blankenberger and Robby Zanardelli and an error on a ball put in play by Ethan Shelton.

In the first inning, Franklin Duelers got their offense started when Chandler Hughes hit a solo homer.

In the bottom of the first inning, Fulton Railroaders tied things up at one when Alec Cruz induced Luke McKenzie to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored.

After Franklin Duelers scored one run in the top of the fifth, Fulton Railroaders answered with one of their own. Franklin Duelers scored when Will Buchholz singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Fulton Railroaders then answered when Alex Williford's sac fly scored one run for Fulton Railroaders.

Fulton Railroaders took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Davis Lott singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.

Will Pratt was the winning pitcher for Fulton Railroaders. He surrendered one run on four hits over two innings, striking out three. Brad Webber and Cade Killingsworth entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Mikey Clements took the loss for Franklin Duelers. He went three innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, striking out one and walking zero.

Keshaun Mays started the game for Fulton Railroaders. He allowed seven hits and six runs over four innings, striking out six Cruz started the game for Franklin Duelers. He allowed five hits and six runs over five innings, striking out one
Fulton Railroaders hit one home run on the day. Rector put one out in the sixth inning.

Fulton Railroaders racked up 13 hits in the game. Rector, Lott, McKenzie, and Britt Netterville all had multiple hits for Fulton Railroaders. Lott and Rector each managed three hits to lead Fulton Railroaders.

Franklin Duelers tallied 12 hits in the game. John Benevolent, Shelton, Orlando Arevalo, and Hughes each had multiple hits for Franklin Duelers.

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