Bastrop 5, Farmerville 2
In an eventful second inning, Dee McDaniel blasted a two-run home run off the Magnet School roof and Farmerville turned a triple play in Bastrop's ultimate 5-2 victory on Monday night.
Bailey Wilson started the game with a walk and Jace Barron reached on an error, enabling the Lady Farmers to grab an early 1-0 lead.
Bastrop countered with three in the home half of the second.
Ashley George drew a leadoff walk and McDaniel deposited a towering home run over the center field fence and onto the Magnet School roof.
Bastrop wasn't done. Amanda Patrick was safe on an error, moved to second on Delaney Mayo's base hit to left, hustled to third on a passed ball and scored on Megan Crymes' base hit to left, giving the Lady Rams a 3-1 advantage.
Mayo scurried to third on Crymes' hit, leaving runners at the corners and still nobody out.
Back to the top of the batting order, Kenyshae Beasley, sent a laser right back at Farmerville pitcher Shelby Banks. Snaring the ball in the air, Banks threw to third baseman Megan Dunn, who stepped on the bag for out number two and made the throw across the diamond to first baseman Kaitlyn Hughes for a triple play.
Farmerville closed within 3-2 in the third when Dunn laced a two-out single to right and Kennedy Hughes tripled off the center field fence.
Bastrop got the run back in its half of the third.
Tia Coleman banged a one-out double to left, dashed to third on a wild pitch and was called out at the plate on Chelsea Fagan's fielder's choice. Fagan continued to second on the throw to the plate, stole third and scored on a throwing error.
Bastrop added an insurance run in the sixth to go up 5-2.
With one down, Amanda Patrick singled to left, moved to third on a delayed steal, followed by an errant throw and completed the circuit on Delaney Mayo's base hit to left.
Farmerville brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the seventh after Dunn singled up the middle and Hughes walked. Crymes then induced an infield fly to Beasley at shortstop. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, before Crymes got out of the inning with a game-ending groundout to McDaniel at third base.
Crymes went the distance for the win, striking out seven and walking five, while limiting the visitors to four hits.
Coleman tagged a pair of doubles to pace the Lady Rams' seven-hit effort. Mayo produced two singles, McDaniel went roof and Patrick and Crymes singled.
Banks struck out four and walked one in taking the loss.
Finishing up a three-game homestand against a pair of District 2-4A rivals, the Lady Rams entertain West Ouachita on Tuesday and welcome Wossman on Thursday. Tuesday's JV/varsity double header gets under way at 5 p.m. Starting time for Thursday's varsity double header is 4 p.m.
Notes: The 5-9 spots in the batting order accounted for five of Bastrop's seven hits. … Bastrop High alumnus Michael McDaniel was the base umpire for Monday night's varsity game. He is now a junior high coach in West Monroe. … Former Farmerville pitcher Sandra Ouchley, now a freshman at Louisiana College, drew her first collegiate start and collected her first hit Saturday. Inserted into the starting lineup as the designated hitter against University of the Ozarks in American Southwest Conference action, Ouchley went 1-for-3 in the Lady Wildcats' 2-1 loss in the front end of a double header.