Franklin baseball wins area round series against Malakoff

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MADISONVILLE, Tex. (KBTX) - On Saturday, the Franklin Tigers defeated the Malakoff Lions 4-3 and 6-4 to advance to the regional quarterfinals.

In game 2, Malakoff took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Franklin answered with a Kolton Parlari RBI single to tie the game up at two in the bottom of the frame.

The Lions took the lead in the third on another Parlari RBI single.

The win in game 2 forced a deciding game 3 that Franklin won 6-4.

They'll play Clifton in the regional quarterfinals.