After winning one of its two district games last week, the Farmersville baseball team entered the second round of district competition looking to gain ground and earn a potential playoff spot.
Farmersville opened the week at home, hosting rival Community Tuesday, April 6. Facing the team just ahead of them in the standings, the Farmers were able to dominate the Braves 11-1 for their third district win of the season
After the game, coach Jon Nordin acknowledged how important it was to earn the victory over Community.
“Tuesday was a really big win for us,” Nordin said. “We knew going in that losing that game would have made it really hard for us to be a playoff team. It certainly doesn’t put us in, or guarantee us anything, but it gives us a chance. We played with some urgency, and I was proud for our guys. We still think our best baseball is in front of us.”
After a scoreless top of the first, the Farmers got on the scoreboard early when a stolen base put them team up 1-0. Two more runs crossed for Farmersville in the first inning to build a three run lead for the home team. The Farmers added six runs in the second inning to expand their lead to 8-0, scoring on doubles by Jason Gomez, Brady Gray and Hunter Woodruff.
Senior Randy Johnson earned the victory on the mound for the Farmers, allowing seven hits and no earned runs while striking out seven batters in six innings.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]