SB: Dragons fall to Franklin in sectional final
May 29, 2014By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
New Palestine dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to host Franklin in the Class 4A softball sectional final Wednesday.
The Grizzly Cubs scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the sectional championship, with a courtesy runner coming home on a wild pitch.
The Dragons had five hits in the game, including two singles from senior Markie Wood. Brittany Duncan, Casey Lehman and Issy Hoyt also had hits.
It was the final game for Wood, Addi Clouse, Carrigan Wicher and Mikayela Richey, seniors who put together four outstanding years for the Dragons.
Kaylin McMurray pitched a strong game, allowing one run and six hits, striking out two over 6 2/3 innings.
The Dragons' season concludes with a 24-4 record, the #5 ranking in Class 4A and the Hoosier Heritage Conference championship.