Franklin defeated Midland Lee 2-0 in game 1 of the Class 6A Bi-District playoffs on Thursday night at Southwest University Park.
The Cougars got an outstanding performance on the mound from Mitch Stone, who struck out 10 Rebels. Franklin can take the series and advance to the Area round at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Other scores from Thursday:
Eastlake def. Jefferson 8-0 (Eastlake wins series 2-0)
Bel Air def. Canutillo 10-0 (Bel Air leads series 1-0)
Ysleta def. Bowie 10-2 (Ysleta leads series 1-0)
Horizon def. Andress 14-1 (Horizon leads series 1-0)
Pecos def. Fabens 12-2 (Fabens eliminated)
Reagan County def. Tornillo 3-0 (Reagan County leads series 1-0)