By MIKE IBANEZ
The Lewisville High School baseball team opened the season with a 12-2-1 non-district record and went on a three-game winning streak to start the district season to earn a state ranking.
But the Farmers got a taste of one of the most competitive baseball districts in the state after dropping their last two games to perennial powers.
Rival Marcus snapped Lewisville’s four-game winning streak in a dramatic ninth-inning, walk-off fashion Friday, March 24. Then the Farmers were nearly no-hit by Carroll’s Kole Ramage on the following Tuesday to fall to 3-2 in 6-6A.
LHS sat alone in third place in district play going into the March 31 game at Carroll. The result of the game was not available at press time.
Jimmy Glowenke’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth lifted Marcus to a 3-2 win over the Farmers, who defeated the Marauders at home three days earlier. The loss wasted a seven–inning, three–hit effort by LHS starter Angelo Genarri.
The Farmers were led at the plate by shortstop Tristan Buschow, who had three hits and two RBIs. But LHS hitters combined to strike out 11 times on the night.
LHS bats then went silent against Arkansas signee Ramage, whose perfect game bid was squashed by Steely Gill’s seventh-inning single. The hit produced the only base-runner the Farmers had against Carroll in the series opener.
Farmer ace Collin Storms gave up three runs on seven hits in his six innings of work, striking out nine. Sophomore Caleb Vuono, who picked up the loss against Marcus, worked the seventh inning and surrendered a run.
Farmer softball team drops a pair of 6-6A games
The LHS softball team ran out to a 4-1 district record, but also tumbled in the 6-6A standings after a pair of losses last week.
Lewisville was run–ruled by area-ranked Flower Mound 13-3 on Wednesday. The Farmers managed nine hits in five innings against Jaguar starter Kaitlyn Sadler, but were plagued by missed opportunities with runners on base.
Angel Espinosa went 2-for-2 and drove in two runs to lead the Farmer hitters. Makayla Corbin earned the loss on the mound.
Hebron’s Shelby Baker hit a walk–off, two–run home run off Corbin to take down LHS March 25. The two losses dropped the Farmers to fifth place in 6-6A at 4-3.