Faith Academy Lady Knights built a six-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off St. Paul's charge for a 7-5 victory during the semi-final state playoff. St. Paul scored five runs in the failed comeback.
The Lady Knights Varsity earned the victory despite allowing St. Paul to score four runs in the fifth inning.
Faith Academy got things started in the first inning when Reagan Majewski singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Faith Academy put up three runs in the third inning. Majewski, Lacy Phillips and Jasmyn Trejo all moved runners across the plate with RBI in the inning.
Maddy Gonzales earned the win for Faith Academy. She went seven innings, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out 11.
Majewski led Faith Academy Lady Knights Varsity with two hits in three at-bats.
In the state game, Destiny Interiano induced a fly out from Lauren Erbay to get the last out of the game, as two pitchers teamed up to a throw a no-hitter in Faith Academy Lady Knights 16-0 defeat of Texoma Christian.
Faith Academy Lady Knights put up eight runs in the third inning. Faith Academy’s big inning was driven by doubles by Reagan Majewski, Interiano and Lacy Phillips and singles by Marissa Przyborski and Jasmyn Trejo.
Maddy Gonzales took the win for Faith Academy. She allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out five and walking one. Interiano threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen and gave up no hits, no walks and no runs.
Faith Academy Lady Knights tallied 13 hits. Majewski, Phillips, Przyborski and Regan Woodley all managed multiple hits for Faith Academy. Majewski led Faith Academy Lady
Knights Varsity with three hits in three at-bats. The Lady Knights didn't commit a single error in the field.
“This softball season has been an exciting one. We started off the year with about six rainout games and was thrown into the fire with one of the best 2A public school teams in Texas, Shiner, who are still advancing in the playoffs. That was our only loss this season, but I can say with confidence that we started to find our team identity after that game. From that point on, we never looked back,” Head Coach Kenneth Woodley said. “We had a few stumbles along the way, but we never fell. In 24 games total, we scored 305 runs and gave up 24 runs. Needless to say, our offense was too much for almost any team. Defensively, we allowed more than two runs twice all year. Both of these stats are results of hard work at practice and being able to put it together on the field. I could not be more proud of these girls and the unforgettable memories we made this past season.”