After a slow start, the Farmington Lady Scorpions rallied to defeat one of the top 4A teams in the state Thursday.
Farmington (2-4) defeated Valencia (5-1) 5-4 after trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Lady Scorpions had two quick outs at the plate in the bottom of the seventh before Sarah Huffhines hit a single and Cheyenne Cochran brought her around to score on an RBI-double.
Cochran scored herself on the same play on an overthrow to home.
JoJo Curry reached on an error on a fly ball, and Erika Bradley hit a walk-off double to give the Lady Scorpions the win.
"After a dismal first two innings, we slowly started to realize that we could play," said FHS head coach Johnny Curry. "We started to have more faith in our abilities than we had in theirs. Like I said before, our team doesn't have a lot of softball miles on it but, with the Bullhead City tournament and now this win, those are worth double miles and that is what we need."
Cochran was 2-for-4 in the game with a single, double and two RBIs.
JoJo Curry was 3-for-4 at the plate with two singles, a double and an RBI.
JoJo Curry pitched the entire game for FHS, allowing four hits while striking out four and walking six.
Farmington is in action again today at the Aztec tournament.
Piedra Vista 8, Las Cruces 2
The seven-time defending 4A state champion Lady Panthers defeated the No. 2-ranked team in 5A on Thursday.
Piedra Vista (4-0) defeated Las Cruces 8-2 behind another stellar pitching performance by senior Krissy Fortner.
Fortner allowed just two hits while striking out 14 Las Cruces hitters.
Jordan Montoya hit a three-run home run in the game for Piedra Vista while Tabor Woosley and Susie Chandler each hit two-run homers in the win.
Fortner was also 1-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.
"I was very pleased with what we did tonight, especially after a seven and a half hour bus ride," said PV head coach Kevin Werth.
PV begins play in Las Cruces' tournament today at 1 p.m. against Deming.