It was smooth sailing for the Farmersville baseball team in the bi-district playoff round.
Facing off against Mabank in Mesquite over the weekend, the Farmers (9-3, 17-14) swept the Panthers over the first two games. Farmersville won the opening game Friday night 4-1 behind a strong performance from Cooper Strawn on the mound. The Texas A&M commit went the distance, allowing just one hit and striking out 11 in the contest.
Strawn got some offensive support in the middle innings of the game, led by multi-hit performances from Aiden Marquez and Caden Norman. The duo combined to go 4-for-6 in the game, while Norman drove in two runs and scored on a wild pitch.
The offenses both exploded in game two, as the Farmers scored 10 runs in the first three innings to win 10-7. Strawn was a man on a mission at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple and a home run while driving in three.
Collin Berry was roughed up to start game two, but Mason Erwin surrendered just one hit over the final 2 2/3 innings to preserve the win. Farmersville advances to face Spring Hill in the area round of the state playoffs.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]