Heading into the penultimate week of the season, the Farmersville softball team stood near the top of the district standings, having gone 8-1 against district rivals.
Farmersville opened the week at home, hosting the Ford Lady Panthers Tuesday, April 13. Despite a last season surge, the Lady Farmers were able to use a strong start to keep a very good lead en route to a 10-3 win over the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Farmers got things started in the first inning, as a ground out by Morgan Erwin allowed freshman Jamie Varga to score a run. Two more runs were added in the first inning thanks to a double by senior Reese Fetty and an error allowed Farmersville to build a 3-0 lead. Farmersville extended their lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the second inning thanks to a three-run home run by Erwin, while a sacrifice fly drove in one more run in the third inning to lead by seven runs.
After two scoreless innings, the Lady Farmers added three runs in the sixth inning to put the game nearly out of reach, scoring off of singles by Rylee Ortega, Jenson McTee and Fetty. Though they gave up three runs over the final two innings, the Lady Farmers were out enough for it to not matter, as they would win by seven runs.
Fetty earned the victory in the circle for Farmersville, allowing seven hits and three earned runs while recording five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]