Wewa edges Franklin County 4-3

The Wewahitchka Gators stayed undefeated in district play with a 4-3 victory at home over Franklin County  Thursday night. 

After both teams anted up two-run first innings, the Seahawks jumped ahead 3-2  in the top of the third. The Gators then did one better in the bottom of the inning. 

For the next four innings the teams played to a scoreless tie. on the softball diamond.

The victory lifts the Gators  to a 4-1 record, while the Seahawks fall to 2-2.

Franklin County tagged winning pitcher senior Halley Guffey for eight hits, including a 3 for 3 night, with one RBI and one stolen base, for sophomore Taylor Mallon.  Guffey fanned 12 Seahawks for the night.

Losing pitcher Sarah Ham gave up nine hits, including three to senior Kylie Parker, who drove in two runs and scored twice. Ham struck out three.

Check back for more details on how both teams performed, from Sports Reporter Ken Paulk.


Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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