Carson High’s Caydee Farnworth signs her Letter of Intent to play softball at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado next fall. The Skyhawks are a Div. II program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).
Photo by Carter Eckl.
Carson High’s Caydee Farnworth made her decision official Wednesday afternoon, signing to play collegiate softball at Fort Lewis College next year.
Farnworth was intent on playing softball in college from a young age and making that dream a reality is something the senior holds dear.
“It means everything,” said Farnworth. “I’ve had this dream of playing college softball since I was eight and to finally achieve it feels amazing.”
The Senator pitcher proved to be one of the best arms in Northern Nevada last spring, carving up 144 strikeouts in 92 innings.
Her 3.12 earned run average also slotted her with a first team all-region selection as a junior.
It’s not just Farnworth’s delivery in the circle that’s earned her praise from her high school coaches.
“Fort Lewis is getting what any coach would love to have an athlete with leadership, who cares about team first and going to come to practice ready to work every single day,” said Carson High softball coach Carlos Mendeguia.
Farnworth found herself on the Senator varsity roster as a freshman, behind fellow all-region pitcher Jailene Salciedo.
Even while working behind Salciedo as a freshman, Farnworth punched out 50 batters in 40 innings while posting a 6-0 record.
For Lewis plays at the Division II level in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and put together a 19-17 record in conference play last season.
A school nestled in the mountains was ideal for the Carson City native.
“It was a very easy choice. It’s a smaller college in a town similar to Carson and I didn’t want to go to a big school,” said Farnworth. “It is absolutely breathtaking there, it is kind of like a mountain town, honestly.”
The decision before her senior season takes some of the weight off of Farnworth’s shoulders, but after feeling as though she was overlooked last spring, her determination to have a successful senior campaign remains high.
“I definitely wanted to sign on Nov. 10 and it was a priority,” said Farnworth. “I want to prove myself this year and at the next level.”
Farnworth isn’t only a pitcher, either.
As a junior, she hit for a .414 average, driving in 16 runs along with eight doubles.
The Skyhawk commit’s .485 on-base percentage ranked 16th in Class 5A.
“I’m super excited to build and start a legacy with leadership at Fort Lewis,” said Farnworth.
Once she gets on to campus, Farnworth says her plans are to major in psychology in hopes of pursuing a career of helping young athletes with the mental aspect of the game.