The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Paige Sheean went 1-for-2 with two walks and one run Tuesday.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Paige Sheean went 1-for-2 with two walks and one run Tuesday.

NEW MARKET – Hits were abundant in Southmont softball’s match up with Frankfort Tuesday. Frankfort’s 14 hits put the Hot Dogs just above the Mounties’ 12 hits and secured them the 9-7 victory.

Frankfort jumped ahead offensively in the top of the first with two runs and three hits. However, Sydney Casteel’s triple plated Avery Hess for the Mounties to put the score at 2-1 at the end of the first.

Kaiti Chadd started a big third inning for South as she was followed by hits from Jordan Crist, Avery Hess and a sacrifice from Paige Knowling. Chadd scored on an error, Hess’s single scored Crist and Hess scored on a wild pitch. Score came to 4-2.

Frankfort chipped two away in the third and fifth inning, one off a Southmont error, to tie it up. However, the teams weren’t done as the seventh inning brought an action-packed six outs. Five hits (three doubles) and five runs from Frankfort was countered by four hits and three runs from South, not quite enough to win the game for the Mounties.

Avery Hess led the Mounties going 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs. Knowling and Crist had two hits while Casteel, Sheean, Emerson and Chadd had one hit apiece. Castell went 1-for-1 with four walks.

Paige Knowling (LP) gave up 14 hits, nine runs (seven earned), one walk while striking out four. Out of 40 batters faced, she threw 31 first-pitch strikes.

The Mounties (10-4, 6-2 SAC) face Frankfort (9-4, 4-4 SAC) Thursday at Frankfort for a rematch.