Farmington Pounds Lincoln 15-2
LINCOLN — Lincoln turned the Cardinals away early, but couldn’t keep Farmington from winning 15-2 by run-rule in a nonconference baseball game on Tuesday, April 10.
“We got a bunch of hits,” said Farmington coach Jay Harper. “They made a couple of mistakes that compounded it, but for the most part we hit the ball and put it into play.”
Lincoln coach Justin Bounds saw some good things as the Wolves eased out of the first inning before scoring a pair of runs in the second.
“In the top of the first we got out of a jam,” Bounds said. “They had runners at first and third, only one run scored so that was good.”
The Wolves rallied by getting two runners on in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Eli Spinks scored on a squeeze play to get the Wolves a run. Sterling Morphis got aboard and Josh Jetton came up to bat. Bounds and the Wolves were able to work the situation to their advantage using a steal to get Morphis to second.
A throwing error by the Cardinals allowed Lincoln to score a second run.
“They overthrew first and Sterling scored from second, and Josh made it to second on the error,” Bounds said.
Farmington led 5-2 after three innings, then poured on the runs.
Harper praised the bat of Eric Hill, who went 3-of-4 and drove in 3 runs.
“Evan Shoffit had two hits and we executed on a squeeze play,” Harper said. “Derek Perona executed a squeeze play to perfection. We played good against Greenland yesterday. We beat them 11-1. We played decent today and beat Lincoln 15-2.”
Hill shut down the Wolves in the final at-bat in the bottom of the fifth, inducing a ground-out, and pop-up to second base before Caleb Lloyd reached on an error. Using his speed, Lloyd turned the corner and safely reached second putting a runner in scoring position. Playing aggressive, Lloyd stole third, but Hill got the next batter to ground-out to end the game.
Farmington 11, Greenland 1
The Cardinals turned a one-run lead into a rout by scoring seven runs in the fourth inning. Logan Bobak allowed three hits over five innings to earn the win. Bobak struck out five. Austin Anderson took the loss for Greenland but did not allow an earned run as the Pirates committed five errors. Hayden VanLaningham was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Cardinals (9-5). Drew Sturgeon was 2-for-3.
Greenwood 6, Farmington 5
The Bulldogs held off Farmington to claim a one-run win Thursday, April 12. The Cardinals rallied in the seventh inning, getting a lead-off single from Sturgeon, who scored on Bobak’s single, but Greenwood (21-3) was able to hold on at the end with Connor Noland getting the final out. Noland and Brandon Woolsey had two hits each for Greenwood. Noland and Jackson Webb drove in two runs each. Sturgeon was 2-for-3 and drove in a run for Farmington and Shoffit added a two-run triple.
Lincoln junior Caleb Lloyd is all smiles awaiting his turn to bat in the on-deck circle. The Wolves lost to U.S. 62 rival, Farmington, 15-2, on Tuesday, April 10 at home.