Aztecs get win over a familiar face
The Farmersville Aztecs baseball team hosted the Sierra Pacific Golden Bears on March 12, but it was not just a normal game for the Aztecs. In the visitor’s dugout sat the Aztecs former head coach Brian Archuleta.
In Archuleta’s return to Farmersville, the Aztecs wanted to walk away with the victory, which is what they did with some timely hitting.
The Golden Bears jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and would add another run to their lead in the top of the third inning to make it 3-0 Sierra Pacific.
The Aztecs would answer back by scoring four runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead. Sierra Pacific would tie it up in the fourth and took the 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth inning.
The Aztecs showed they still had some fight in them as Farmersville scored two in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the 6-5 lead in which the Aztecs would not let go of.
Cody Hall picked up the victory for the Aztecs and was also big at the plate by driving in two RBI’s. Edwin Quiroz was also huge for the Aztecs as he drove in two runs to give the Aztecs their final lead of the game.
The following day the Aztecs hit the road to take on the Firebaugh Eagles in their last game of the Immanuel Tournament. The Eagles limited the Aztecs to just one base hit as the Aztecs fell to the Eagles 11-1.
The Aztecs would close out their busy week with a double header against Lindsay on March 16 in Farmersville. The Aztecs would jump out to a 7-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Lindsay would chip away at the Aztecs 6 run lead when the Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning.
Farmersville would manage to score another run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 8-3 in the Aztecs favor.
Then in the top of the sixth inning the Cardinals came alive in a big way by scoring 6 runs to take 9-8 lead over the Aztecs. The Cardinals would hold off the Aztecs to take game one of the double header 9-8.
In the second game of the day it was Cody Hall who would pick up the victory for Farmersville as the Aztecs defeated the Cardinals 2-1. Both team only managed to get three hits but that was all the hits Farmersville needed.
The Aztecs are now 3-4 on the season and will be back on the diamond on Saturday March 23 as the Aztecs take on Sierra Pacific at the Ron Robinson Baseball Classic in Woodlake. With first pitch slated to begin at 10:00 a.m.