Baseball: Lindsay’s hitting lifts them to huge win over Farmersville in sixth game of the season
By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN
LINDSAY – The Cardinals through the first five games of the season had been close to getting their first win, but each time fallen short. It was the occurrence of a bad defensive inning which did them in every time. Their sixth game of the season did not include the inning. Neither was close enough for one to have much effect as Lindsay defeated the Farmersville Aztecs 16-2 in five innings.
“It is great to finally get a win,” Lindsay head coach Brett Kendig said. “We had a lot of players contribute in this game.”
The biggest contributor was Mark Ibarr, who went 3-4 with four RBIs. Of which his first came four batters into the game. Isaiah Duran had already driven in a run to tie the game at 1-1, and with some aggressive base running had advanced to second. Ibarr then hit a line drive single to left field which scored Duran.
The very next inning Ibarr broke the game open for the Cardinals (1-5). Lindsay had already scored to the game winning run, but still had a bases loaded opportunity. A screaming shot up the third baseline got through into the outfield. Duran once again scored along with Isaac Garza to make the score 5-1.
Once the third inning came around the Cardinals were able to pull away from the Aztecs (0-2) by scoring eight runs which made the score 13-2. Nick Dunning, who went a perfect 4-4 with two stolen bases, was one of the surprises of the evening.
For Farmersville head coach Freddie Lopez it comes down to experience. There are signs of the team getting their feet under them, but just not enough to pose a serious threat.
“It just comes down to games,” Lopez said. “With as many rainouts as we’ve had this year wins and losses don’t really mean a thing right now.”
Lindsay will continue the Immanuel Tournament this Friday. They will host the McFarland Cougars at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday afternoon the Aztecs will try to get some more experience under their feet. They play a makeup game in Woodlake Tigers at 3:30 p.m.