Farwell shuts down Beaverton, 3-0- district champs face St. Charles in regionals
By Ben Murphy
Farwell scored three runs in the third inning against Beaverton in Saturday’s district championship game at Standish-Sterling and those three runs proved to be all they needed in the Lady Eagles 3-0 win.
“This week was the best we played all year defensively and it could not have come at a better time,” Farwell head coach Steve Klinge said. “We hit consistently on Saturday and got the clutch hits when we needed them on Wednesday (in a win over Harrison). We got great pitching and good defense behind her to get the wins.”
Kate Saupe was the winning pitcher for Farwell, giving up four hits and striking out five batters.
Saupe also had an RBI triple in the third inning, and scored a run. Alysha Luster had two hits and a run, Caron White had two hits and a run and Kelsey Seiter had two singles.
Jessie Theisen had a hit and an RBI, with Sammi Latting and Dani Hanna both adding one hit apiece.
Saupe earned the win in their 4-0 semi-final win over Clare earlier in the day, giving up four hits and striking out four batters.
Farwell scored two runs in the first inning and two in the third inning to account for the four runs.
Saupe had a solo home run and scored two runs, Luster, Emily Ruckle and White all had one hit apiece with White also scoring two runs. Seiter had a double, single and three RBI and Theisen had a double.
Farwell plays in the Pinconning regional on Saturday, against St. Charles. Unionville-Sebawing and Ithaca are on the other side of the bracket.
“Our last district title was in 2010 and this is the second district title ever as far as we know. It’s exciting to get to regionals but we sure hope that it doesn’t end now. If we keep playing the way we played on Saturday, we definitely have a chance at beating anybody. We know we can’t make mistakes and we are going to have to force some runs across.”