Farmersville 13, Van Alstyne 6


His main crew still hobbled with injuries, Van Alstyne head softball coach Jason Brogdon had to be pleased with the effort of his team on Tuesday night at Forrest Moore Park.


The Lady Panthers are playing out a season that will end with the final regular season, but they are still fighting to stay out of the district cellar.


Farmersville jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first three innings of the game on Tuesday, but the Lady Panthers did not send up any white flags.


Back-to-back doubles, the first by senior Peyton Welch, who is only able to bat due to an injury,the second by junior Madi Williams, scored Van Alstyne’s first run of the contest.


Williams had two hits in the game, both doubles, and she drove in three runs.


Madi Williams shut out the visitors for a couple of innings, allowing her team to get back into contention.


Freshman Alyssa Taylor singled to left field to open the Van Alstyne fifth inning.


Another freshman, Micah Welch reached on an error and senior Carly Ochoa loaded the bases when she walked.


Peyton Welch followed with a walk that drove in Taylor.


Madi Williams’ second two-base hit of the game plated Micah and Ochoa.


A single by sophomore Jenna Williams and a pinch-hit single by junior Treylee Neill scored two more, and the Lady Farmers’ big lead had been cut to just one.


The Lady Panthers could not hold off the visitors over the final two frames as they scored six more runs to take the win.


After an open date, the Lady Panthers final road game of the 2017 District 10-3A season will be a trip to Howe on April 18.


The two Van Alstyne seniors, Peyton Welch and Carly Ochoa, will be recognized on April 21 at home against Leonard.