Lady Eagles blast Mexia 15-0

The Fairfield Lady Eagle softball team ended their regular season as District Co-Champs, with a league record of (7-1). Pictured is Coach Kerry Hand (far right) and assistants Josh Stephenson (kneeling front) and Kayse Kirgan (far left). Players are (back row) Kara Doyle, Jennifer Reed, Abby Knight, Abby Garcia, Claire Partain, Kaci Bachtel, Lauren Cole, and Lauran Adcock; (front row) Katie Henrichs, Meaghan (Pete) Peterson, Kealie House, Alexis Rodriguez, and Banner Monico.
Photo by Roy Peterson

The Fairfield varsity softball team finished the regular season like a runaway freight train, steamrolling Groesbeck and Mexia last week by a combined score of 31-5, and ended up on a six game winning streak, to finish tied for the district title with Madisonville at (7-1).

The Lady Eagles went limping into district play at a struggling (4-10) and came out smoking hot on the diamond with perhaps the best .500 team (11-11) in all of 4A softball! Every Fairfield starter was on base at least once, all but two scored runs and all but one had RBI's, in this mercy-ruled shortened, three inning offensive juggernaut that saw the Lady Eagles swat eight hits and draw eight walks!

Leading the hit-parade was Lauran Adcock, who was 2 for 3, with 2 RBI's and two runs. The lanky athlete had one triple and another line drive, in the last at bat of the game, that could have been at least a double, in not another triple, as it reached the left-centerfield wall on a couple of hops, plating the last two Fairfield runs and ending the game, mercifully so, for Mexia!

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