Juan Francisco hit two home runs — an inside-the-park job and a monster shot that cleared the visitor's clubhouse at Five County Stadium — to help lead the Cincinnati Reds' Future Stars team by the Reds' Major League club 12-4 on Friday night.
The Future stars built a 10-0 lead in the first five innings. Francisco's dingers brought home five of those runs. Francisco, a standout prospect at third base, will begin his Minor League season playing with the Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium.
We'll have a full recap of the game in this coming week's print editions of the Garner-Clayton Record, The Herald of Johnston County and The Eastern Wake News.