Panthers' junior pitcher Elizabeth Criscione struck out seven to help lift her team past the Blue Knights. Sandwich scored its three runs in the first inning and Franklin scored twice then held the Blue Knights scoreless for the rest of the game while scoring the tying and winning run in the bottom of the second. I thought we played really well defensively late in the game, Franklin coach Kate Fallon said. We made huge double plays at the end of the fifth inning and beyond. Shannon Takahata went 2 for 4 for the Panthers with two RBIs. Franklin will face Milford in the South Division 1 semifinals on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Taunton High School.
Franklin 4, Sandwich 3
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013, at Sandwich
Updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 9:23 p.m.