Tori Farr didn’t start for the Missouri All-Stars in the second game of the MO-KAN Softball Series, but she was more than ready to give it a fantastic finish.
Farr, an infielder from Platte County, entered the game in the fifth inning, time enough to drive in the tying and game-winning runs for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas stars in the 17th edition of the series Monday night at Shawnee Mission School District softball complex.
“I was a just sitting around late in the game and I was ready to get in,” Farr said.
Missouri trailed 3-2 when Farr came off the bench in the fifth. Destiny Ojigoh of Liberty North was hit by a pitch leading off the inning, and Farr brought her home with a two-out chopper that got past the Kansas second baseman.
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Two innings later, she’d bring home the game-winner. Daphne Plummer of Lee’s Summit West singled to left and advanced to second on a groundout, and Farr followed with a seeing-eye single that rolled just far enough to get Plummer home.
“It was do or die,” said Farr, who will play for William Jewell next year. “There were two outs so it was up to me to do something.”
Ojigoh got the Missouri stars going in the first inning with a towering two-run homer to straight center after Kansas scored three runs in the top of the first off Missouri starter Olivia Kinsey of Park Hill South.
But after that shaky first, Kinsey held Kansas to just three hits, giving Missouri a chance to win the game and clinch the series after Missouri took the opener 4-1. Missouri now holds a 9-8 lead all-time in the series.
The Missouri squad also included Micah Allen and Kelsie Warren from Kearney, and Jennifer Harvey from Staley.