One coach was pleased to see his team step up, while the other mentor was disappointed it didn’t put its best foot forward in Friday’s opening round of the 2014 Johnson County Softball Tournament.
Host Center Grove shut out Franklin 4-0, improving to 15-6 on the season and dropping the Grizzly Cubs to 13-7.
The third-seeded Trojans advanced to today’s semifinal contest, where they will take on No. 2 seed Whiteland at 10 a.m. The championship contest is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.