Halfway through district play, the Lady Farmers are looking like the team to beat in District 13-4A.
Farmersville (6-0, 13-6) picked up their sixth and seventh straight wins, starting with a 15-3 victory over Caddo Mills on Friday, March 25. The team sits in first place in the District 13-4A standings, proving to do it in dominating fashion.
In five distinct games this season, the Lady Farmers have now outscored their opponents 78-19. Now standing alone at the top of the standings, Farmersville is looking like the team to beat with six games to go.
Against Caddo Mills, the Lady Farmers got off to a fast start with seven runs in the top of the second inning. Bella Holland got the rally started with a lead-off double and later scored on Alyssa Smith’s base hit.
Erin Blackburn doubled in two more runs and the Lady Farmers batted around the order until Holland hit a double to knock in the last two runs of the inning.
That was all starting pitcher Jamie Varga needed in the game, as she struck out seven batters over a complete five-inning game. She surrendered three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the mercy rule victory.
Along with Holland’s big game, six Farmersville players had multi-hit games in the contest. Carleigh Deeds went 4-for-4 in the win, scoring three runs. The transfer from Princeton has been a major part of the Lady Farmers lineup since joining the team, as coach Paula Wilfong praised her versatility and work at the plate.
“She’s just meshed so well with the girls, we just haven’t missed a beat,” Wilfong said. “She moved in, bonded well with the girls and got to work almost right away. It’s been like clockwork honestly. She’s been an excellent catcher, first baseman, third baseman and hits in the three-hole for us.”
Farmersville’s second win of the week came Monday night, as the Lady Farmers took care of business at home defeating Terrell 7-0. The victory was key for the season, as Terrell was undefeated in district play heading into the game.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]