Franklin and South Granville played a combined 19 innings in two games during the 2-A NCHSAA Softball Championship.
Before the season started in March, Franklin’s softball team set goals. Lofty goals, in fact.
• Win the Mountain Six Conference; check
• Go undefeated in the regular season; check
When Bunker Hill scored in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game to take a 4-1 lead, it marked the largest deficit all season for Franklin’s softball team.
The undefeated streak ended Tuesday.
But thanks to the best-of-three format for the regional final, Franklin’s softball team lives to play another day.
The softball state playoffs are sort of like a boxing match, particularly in the later rounds.