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May 5, 2010
Softball: Tigers keep pace in Missota
Third-place Farmington kept pace with the leaders in the Missota Conference softball standings with a pair of league wins last week. The Tigers put on a good show for the nearly 100 local youth players in attendance with a 3-1 victory over New Prague on last Tuesday's Farmington...
May 5, 2010 - 1:22pm
April 28, 2010
Softball: Bats silenced by No. 8 Rosemount
The Farmington softball team won its first two games of the regular season, then ran into some tough pitching and lost its next two. The second week of the season played out pretty much the same way. The Tigers racked up 22 hits in two games while scoring Missota Conference wins...
April 28, 2010 - 4:11pm
April 21, 2010
Softball: Aces silence Tiger bats
The first week of the softball season provided Farmington with a pair of confidence-boosting wins over Hutchinson and Red Wing. The second week was a bit more humbling. Going up against two of the metro's elite pitchers, the Tigers managed 10 hits over two games and suffered a pair...
April 21, 2010 - 12:43pm
April 14, 2010
Softball: Big seventh moves Tigers to 2-0
So far, so good for the Rob Laden era. The Farmington softball team, led by its first-year coach, came away with a pair of victories over Missota...
April 14, 2010 - 1:38pm
March 18, 2010
Softball preview: Laden takes over program
Rob Laden has some talent to work with and some holes to fill in his first season as a high school softball coach. Laden, who has spent the...
March 18, 2010 - 2:28pm
August 6, 2009
Softball: Sam Jensen -- Speaks softly, carries a big stick
The fans in the bleachers marvel at the sweet swing of this two-time batting champion. The coaches gush about the way this quiet, humble leader of their ball club has transformed from a superb contact hitter to a legitimate power threat, while still maintaining a keen eye for the...
August 6, 2009 - 12:42pm
May 28, 2009
Section 1AAA Softball: Tigers sent packing
The defensive troubles that plagued the Farmington softball team earlier in the season came back to bite the Tigers in the Section 1AAA tournament. Northfield had just three hits off Amanda Karppi in Monday night's consolation semifinal at Todd Park in Austin, but the Raiders capitalized...
May 28, 2009 - 3:55pm
May 21, 2009
Softball: Building some momentum
The first three weeks of the regular season the Farmington softball team seemed to come up short in big offensive situations and make the costly error when the opposition would mount a threat. That combination led to the Tigers losing five of their first eight games. But since a...
May 21, 2009 - 2:44pm
May 14, 2009
Softball: Tigers strand runners in 5-1 loss to N'field
Coming off a stretch of four wins in five games, the Farmington softball team hit a bump in the road Monday night in Northfield. The Tigers slapped eight hits and put clusters of runners on base, but couldn't get the big hit they needed to get back into an eventual 5-1 Missota Conference...
May 14, 2009 - 3:42pm
May 7, 2009
Softball: All-or-nothing offense
The latest setback came Monday afternoon when Shakopee used one big inning to score a 5-3 win that dropped the Tigers to 5-6 overall and 4-5 in the Missota Conference. "We're pretty sporadic hitters right now," Farmington head coach Heather Ballstadt said. "Our top couple of hitters...
May 7, 2009 - 4:02pm
April 30, 2009
Cutting out the miscues
Crucial defensive miscues cost the Farmington softball team three close ballgames last week. The Tigers lost games to Owatonna, Holy Angels and Northfield by a combined five runs as they committed seven errors that led to 10 unearned runs. They bounced back Monday night, however,...
April 30, 2009 - 3:58pm
April 23, 2009
Softball: Karppi fires 1-hitter in 2nd spring outing
Karppi was one out away from her first career no-hitter Thursday afternoon in Farmington when Deitz hit a ball between third base and shortstop and made it safely to first base with a single. Karppi bounced back by striking out her 10th batter of the game to preserve a 2-0 victory...
April 23, 2009 - 3:42pm
April 16, 2009
Softball: Tigers snag first win
The Farmington softball team got a long weekend to feel good about its first win of the season. Then Brittany Lauterbach showed up and rained on another one of the the Tigers' parades. Last spring as a sophomore, the Prior Lake right-hander ended Farmington's run toward a seventh-straight...
April 16, 2009 - 3:35pm
March 19, 2009
Softball: Jensen, Gunderson will lead potent Tiger offfense
Last season the Farmington softball team scored 6.8 runs a game and hit .356, far and away the best offensive numbers in the Missota Conference. And with five of their top six hitters back, the Tigers figure to once again put up some big numbers this spring.
March 19, 2009 - 6:25am
June 20, 2008
14U Orange A softball qualifies for national tournament
Farmington's 14U Orange A team won second place in their own Farmington Bobber Tournament June 7-8. The team went undefeated for six games, before losing in the championship. In game one, against Mendota Heights, 16-1, Shelby Doherty got the win on the mound with a strong performance,...
June 20, 2008 - 12:00am