VAN ALSTYNE — The Lady Panthers were unable to overcome the strong offense of Farmersville in their 17-2 loss in District 10-3A on Tuesday, March 13.

A Farmersville walk, double and then a triple saw the Lady Panthers (1-13, 0-3) in a quick 2-0 deficit to start the first inning, Farmersville scored one more in the top of the inning, taking a 3-0 lead early in the game. Van Alstyne responded in the bottom of the first after an Alyssa Taylor double to left center, Taylor was brought around to score by an Alyssa Jennings ground ball that resulted in an error to make it 3-1 Farmersville after the first inning.

Unfortunately, that was all the offense the Lady Panthers could muster for the next three innings. Farmersville capitalized on the opportunity, scoring 14 runs off 17 hits — including two homers, four triples, and two doubles.

The Lady Panthers managed to get another runner across home in the fourth inning when Van Alstyne’s Jennah Williams whacked a long double to left field. She was brought around after a Jayna Stephens groundout that resulted in an errant throw. The game was called after the fourth inning.

“We definitely need to get better with our preparation, and overall [softball] IQ,” head coach Jason Brogdon said. “But we are getting better, tonight we took a bit of a step back, but we will keep working and improving.”

The Lady Panthers will be back on the field against Howe on Friday, March 23.