The Boyd Broncos baseball team, coming off a loss to Coffee County, was handed its third defeat of the season in a shutout, 4-0, to Franklin North on the road Friday night.
The Broncos didn’t have enough support at the plate in this one, with four players getting the only hits. Isaiah Owens suffered the loss on mound and also led the Broncos in hitting, going 2-for-2 with two singles.
Boyd started on the right foot, thanks to a single by Jalyn Mart. Boyd hit into a double play to end the top of the first, failing to gain momentum.
Franklin North got to Owens early in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs, courtesy of a two-run double and a sacrifice fly, 3-0.
The Broncos needed to regroup and start scoring runs in the top of the second, but the bats went silent, as Boyd went down quickly. There was no more scoring until the bottom of the third when Franklin North added a run, 4-0, after three.
Both teams failed to score in the fourth, and the Broncos were down to their final chance to steal a win on the road. The Broncos ran into a double-play in the top of the fifth and failed to capitalize on the scoreboard, striking out, ending the game, to suffer their second loss, in as many games, 4-0. With the loss, the Broncos fall to 6-3 on the season.
The Broncos will be back at home this Thursday, when they take on Burk, looking to regroup after their recent losing streak. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.