Howe 5, Farmersville 0
Junior Torrey Stubblefield gave up just two hits and struck out five in the Lady Bulldogs’ 5-0 win at Farmersville on April 14.
She retired eight batters in a row to close out the game and Howe coach Jeff Martin had high praise for his starter.
“Torrey had good stuff out there today,” Martin said. “She was keeping them off balance, the two hits they got were on wild swings.”
Senior Emily Sanders continued her hot hitting with a 2-for 3- day at the plate, batting in the three spot in the Lady Bulldogs’ revamped lineup.
Sanders had a double and a home run in the contest, and over the last four games she is 7-for-10 at the plate with five extra base hits.
“I was seeing the ball right off of her hip today, and I like hitting against them,” Sanders said.
She had her first home run of the season in the Lady Farmers’ visit to Howe earlier in the year.
Howe scored three runs in the third as junior Peyton Streetman singled to open the inning. She was caught stealing at second before Sanders sent her shot out of the park to get the scoring started.
Stubblefield walked and was subbed out for courtesy runner Cassidy Anderson.
Senior Kayla Anderson doubled, moving her sister to third and both Andersons scored on a double by junior Payton Griffin, giving the visitors a 3-0 start.
Kayla Anderson had a 3-for-4 day at the plate.
Streetman doubled with two out in the fourth and scored on a single by senior Madisyn Hargrove. Streetman had three hits in as many trips to the plate.
The Lady Bulldogs added some insurance in the top of the seventh as Sanders doubled and with two out. Kayla Anderson singled to score Sanders to put the Lady Bulldogs out front, 5-0
Howe will take an 8-3 record into the final regular season game on April 18 as Van Alstyne travels north for a senior night game.
Sanders said the game would be emotional because it’s the last game at the home park, but the team had plans for a few more games in the season.
“It won’t be our last game — that will come in the playoffs and we want to postpone that as long as possible,” Sanders said.