Farmer pitches gem en route to playoff win

Published 10:50 am Monday, May 2, 2011

Landrum’s Jordan Farmer pitches against Ware Shoals in the first round of the 1A state playoffs. Farmer struck out 10 batters to lead Landrum to a 16-0 victory. (photo by Joey Millwood)

The Landrum bats were alive on Thursday night in the first round of the 1A state softball playoffs. The Lady Cardinals beat Ware Shoals 16-0, but the bats weren’t the only story of the night.
Jordan Farmer pitched a gem, en route to the victory.
Farmer struck out eight of the first nine batters she faced. Macie McDill grounded out to Farmer in the first inning, but there wasn’t another Lady Hornet batter to put a bat on the ball until Anna Pulley lined out to shortstop Lauren Pitts in the fourth inning.
“I felt pretty good,” Farmer said. “We just felt that if we went out there, start it off good and maybe it will carry over (farther into the playoffs).”
The game couldn’t have unfolded any more perfectly for head coach Tucker Hamrick.
“We wanted to come out and not make mistakes,” he said. “We wanted to play Landrum Cardinal softball.”
The two biggest innings offensively were the first two for the Lady Cardinals. Landrum scored five in the first and four in the second. Taylor Jenkins started the first inning by reaching base on an error. Farmer followed with a double. Pitts drove in Farmer with a single. Bre Cuff drove in Pitts on a fielder’s choice. Cuff later scored on a single from Morgan Smith.
Pitts led the way for the Lady Cardinals. The shortstop was 2-2 with a walk and drove in three runs while scoring twice. Skylar Henderson and Mallori Inman had two RBIs each. Cuff, Shelby Morris, Taylor Jenkins, Smith and Taylor Wahler all had one RBI.
The Lady Cardinals will now shift their focus to McBee. Landrum will host the Lady Panthers at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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