The Farmers came out on top in a back-and-forth encounter with Van Alstyne Monday night, capping off their 4-1 start to the opening week.
Traveling to face the Panthers on Feb. 27, the Farmers won 15-8 behind a stellar offensive performance. The team collected 13 hits in the win and scored 10 runs over the second and third innings to secure the victory. Four different Farmersville players had multi-hit games, including three hits from Cooper Strawn and Mason Erwin.
Strawn, in the No. 2 spot in the lineup, went 3-for-5 with a triple and three runs batted in during the game. Erwin also drove in three runs, including a three-run double to cap off a five-run third inning.
Erwin also earned the win on the mound, striking out five batters over the first three innings. Paxon Graves and Logan Dale closed out the game in relief, with Dale allowing just one hit in the final inning of work.
Prior to that, Farmersville opened the regular season in Mesquite for their opening tournament. After losing 1-0 to Bishop Lynch in the first game of the year, the Farmers bounced back with three consecutive wins.
They defeated South Garland 14-4 Thursday night for their first win of the season. Landon Dunham had a bases-loaded double that sparked an offensive explosion early on, as the Farmers scored 12 of their 14 runs in the first two innings.
Graves got the win in his first start of the season, showing impressive stuff with seven strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of work. Pitching was the story of the opening weekend for the Farmers, as they combined to allow four runs or less in each of their first four contests. Strawn and Erwin combined to allow just one hit in the team’s 2-1 win over North Mesquite on Friday.
Farmersville heads to Carrollton this weekend for their next tournament, before their first home game of the season next Tuesday, March 7 against Frisco Panther Creek
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