By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN
FARMERSVILLE – Experience is one thing which can separate a good team from a great team. Farmersville head coach Freddie Lopez believes with each game his Aztecs are getting more of it. Even when the out come is like last Thursday night a 23-8 loss to the Fresno Christian Eagles.
“We are just lacking that execution from lack of experience,” Lopez said.
By the end of the first four innings the score was already 16-0 in favor of Fresno Christian (6-2). Poor defensive play extended the innings for the Aztecs (1-3) pitchers which was the main cause for the deficit.
In the top of the second inning the Aztecs doubled their early deficit to 4-0. The Eagles had multiple baserunners on, including one on third. A routine ground ball came to Edward Carillo. He then tried to relay the ball to second, but the throw was high. Allowing the runner from third to score.
“There were a few plays early in the game that could have kept us in the game, and not let it get out of hand,” Lopez said.
Farmersville did not get on the board until the bottom of the sixth inning. By then it was 20-0. A double by Vasquez up the first baseline scored Contreras, and Felipe Lares. Matt Williamson followed that up with a two-RBI single to make it 20-4. Williamson tried to stretch the hit into a double but was tagged out. The Aztecs added four more in the bottom of the seventh.
Farmersville begun East Sierra League last night against the Laton Mustangs. Final happened after press time. Tomorrow night they take the mound again at home against the Summit Charter Bears at 4:15 p.m.