The Franklin County Wildcats lost the lead late in a 9-6 defeat to Harrison on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Harrison batting in the bottom of the fifth when Samantha Wilkins doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring the go-ahead run. Harrison would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game.With the loss, Franklin County’s season record falls to 7-3 on the year. Harrison’s record improves to 4-1.Despite the loss, the Wildcats did collect a season-high nine hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Harrison had ten hits on the way to victory.Harrison fired up the offense in the first inning, when Reagan Williamson homered on a 1-0 count, scoring the first two runs of the day.Emily Wisman got the win for Harrison. She allowed nine hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out two.Kendall McCool took the loss for the Wildcats. She allowed ten hits and nine runs, five earned over five and a third innings, striking out three.Maggie Wendel and Kendall McCool each racked up multiple hits for Franklin County. Wendel went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Franklin County Wildcats in hits, while Kendall McCool had two singles.Harrison racked up ten hits. Lita Caruso, Wilkins, Savannah Ross, and Summer Jacobs all managed multiple hits for Harrison.Franklin County will be back in action on Monday evening as the Wildcats will look to get back on track in EIAC play as they travel to Connersville. First pitch with the Spartans is scheduled for 5:30pm.Nothing came easy for the Franklin County Wildcats Junior Varsity on Saturday, as they fell 17-3 to Harrison. With the loss, the JV’s record falls to 2-5 on the season.Harrison took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third an error scored one run for Harrison, Abbi Kugler singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.Harrison scored 11 runs in the fourth inning. The offensive firepower by Harrison was led by Ashlie Dorsey, Zoey Chesnut, Kugler, Sapphire Sabatine, Karlee Banfield, and Lucy Banks, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.Banfield pitched Harrison to victory. She allowed three hits and three runs over five innings, striking out ten.Hahn took the loss for Franklin County. She lasted three innings, allowing seven hits and 15 runs while striking out four.Hahn, Morgan Bare, and Paige Hall all had one hit to lead Franklin County Wildcats JV.Harrison tallied nine hits. Dorsey, Sabatine, and Banks each had multiple hits for Harrison. Dorsey went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Harrison in hits. Harrison stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Dorsey led the way with two.The Franklin County’s Junior Varsity Softball team will be back in action on Tuesday evening at Greensburg immediately following the varsity contest.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
LONDON, England (Reuters) – Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England’s Test squad for the first time, for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday.Roy racked up 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, but is not a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket.The 28-year-old is expected to open the batting with Surrey team mate Rory Burns and will have an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of the Ashes series against Australia starting on August 1.Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory has also been called up for the first time, while uncapped fast bowler Olly Stone, who picked up an injury on this year’s tour of West Indies, returned to the squad.England’s leading wicket-taker James Anderson was included, despite picking up a calf injury this month.England World Cup winners Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were rested for the Ireland Test but have been included in a 16-man pre-Ashes training camp this weekend.Fast bowlers Mark Wood and Jofra Archer were not considered for selection because both players have suffered side strains.Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks while Archer will have a period of rest before being considered for Ashes selection.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.