“For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
FEAST 2019 Softball Season has come to an end. What a fabulous season it was, going 11 and 3. This young program has made a lot of noise in the softball community. What this two-year-old program has accomplished is what some programs have taken four years to accomplish.
The Patriot coaching staff is happy to announce that six players made the TAIAO All State Team for 2019:
First team all-state players: Hailey O’Neal, Jodi Glenn-Millhouse and Maddy Hanson.
Second Team all-state players: Lauren Sansano, Riley Glenn-Millhouse and Samara Moya.
Congratulations, young ladies!
We have already started to plan for next year and we are hoping to be able to have a middle school team to add to the program. Please keep an eye out for our fall clinics. If you have any questions about FEAST softball, please email us at FEASTsoftball@gmail.com.
FEAST Softball started the season strong at the season opener against TMI. Freshman Maddy Hanson, in her first Varsity pitching experience, was in the circle and not only got the win but also got her first two-run home run. The rest of the team was hitting well and were showing off their speed on the bases. Patriots easily scored an 11-5 win.
On the second game of the season, February 10th, the Patriots showed up ready to play against the Medina Bobcats. With the Patriot “ton of speed” Patriots ran away with the game, “Run Ruling” the Bobcats after just 3 complete innings, winning 18-2. February 21st marked the first day of the inaugural FEAST Softball Tournament and the Patriots, in game 1, won 17-9 against Brooks Academy.
Game 2 was against Providence High School, who was favored to win. But Providence soon realized that the Patriot team was not to be taken lightly. With Senior Pitcher, Hailey O’Neal on the mound, Providence was held to only three runs, even though they had averaged 14 runs a game until they met the Patriots. Patriots won 11-3. St. Mary’s Hall planned to put an end to the Patriots perfect record in game 3. But, with different plans, the Patriots quickly set the tone and went on to win with a decisive 11-2 score.
Hill Country Christian (Austin) put first-time Varsity pitcher, Samara Moya, on the mound and she performed well in game 4. However…..the Patriots won 12-10, which afforded the undefeated Patriots the title of FEAST Tournament winner!
On February 25th the Patriots played the New Braunfels Christian Academy Wildcats in New Braunfels. Last year the Patriots lost twice against the Wild Cats but redemption was on the minds of the Patriots and they capitalized on it! Pitching was strong, as Maddy Hanson threw a no-hitter and the bats were hot as the Patriots again “run-ruled” their opponent with a score of 16-1.
On February 26th the Patriots played San Antonio Christian School and, again, the Patriots wanted redemption for a loss last year. And redemption it was, as the Patriots won 19-7, led by the bat of Riley Glennhouse-Mills, who had one single and three doubles. A common theme for this season is SPEED on the BASES. Jodi Glenhouse-Mills, Lauren Sansano, and Samara Moya all have over 10 stolen bases each.
Patriot softball is ALIVE and STRONG!
FEAST Softball is going strong. The team is looking good in the early part of the season, and the record shows the hard work these young ladies are putting in. The Patriot softball team is undefeated currently.
The Patriots have 7 players returning from last year including three seniors Hailey O’Neal, Grace Brucks, and Emily Shands.
The coaching staff is super excited about this group of young players on the team and the future of Softball at FEAST looks really bright.