Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1989 Farmington SoftballTeam

Front Row, left to right: Rhonda Rock-Assistant coach, Pattie Kamradt, Becki Warner, Jeni Buckman, Rhonda Runyon, Nici Hanlon, Denise Danley, Ben Wierzba-Mgr.

Back Row, left to right: Kari Watts, Amy Culver, Lisa Melz, Jody Patterson, Marni Johnson, Dawn Stanley, Chris Oldfield, Tom Wierzba-Coach


During the 1989 softball season the Farmington girls compiled a 28-3 overall record. With a first year coach, Tom Wierzba, and a freshmen pitcher, Becki Warner, they made Farmington's first ever school appearance in the softball state tournament in Pekin, IL.

Farmington opened up the quarterfinals with Vienna and beat them 4-3, then on to the semifinals where they defeated Lemont 2-0, and on to the championship game where hey defeated the softball powerhouse Casey 2-1 for the Class A state title. Becki Warner led the team through the tournament series giving up only 2 runs the whole state tournament series.

Farmington had several players named to the all-tournament team: Kari Watts, Lisa Melz, Dawn Stanley, and Becki Warner. They were the Cinderella team with a freshman pitcher and a first year coach that won its town's and the Peoria area's first ever State Softball Championship