Faith Academy softball hits diamond

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The Faith Academy Lady Knights started their 2020 season on a 3-1 mark, earning a non-district win before competing in the Sealy JV tournament.

The Lady Knights played 4A Faith West Academy last Tuesday and came away with a decisive, 14-0 victory behind some good pitching and an aggressive offense.

Faith Academy secured the victory thanks to an eight-run second inning, receiving singles by Tyler Johnston, Abigail Richards and Emily Maddox, and triples by Jocelyn Alegria and Regan Woodley.

The Lady Knights racked up nine hits in the game with Richards and Alegria both recording multi-hit games. Richards finished 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Lady Knights in hits.

On the basepaths, Faith Academy stole eight bases and had a pair of athletes swipe more than one bag. Marissa Przyborski led the thievery with three.

Johnston pitched the Lady Knights to victory, allowing just one hit and zero runs over two innings while striking out five and walking zero. Richards and Nelson each threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen and the Faith Academy defense didn't commit a single error behind any one of the pitchers.

That led the Lady Knights into a junior varsity tournament hosted at Sealy High School’s softball diamond where Faith Academy finished with a 2-1 record.

“The team is off to a good start, but we still have a lot of work to get to where we want to be,” said head coach Kenneth Woodley.

The Lady Knights were on the road to play 5A Lutheran North on Tuesday before hosting a three-game round robin on Thursday. Faith Academy traveled back to Sealy to square off with the Lady Tigers’ junior varsity squad to close play before spring break.

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