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Marble Falls softball gets confidence-boosting win


AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School softball team’s 3-1 victory against Leander Vandegrift on March 28 went beyond getting a win.

Simply, head coach Tino Salazar hopes it will boost his players’ confidence.

“We were down in the dumps, confidence-wise,” he said. “I think we did better all the way around. Pitching did a lot better.”

But Vandegrift didn’t go away without a fight. In the bottom of the seventh, the Lady Vipers had two runners on base and two outs.

Lady Mustangs junior catcher Amanda Thomas recorded the first out by catching a popup. And freshman pitcher Makenzie Carpenter handled the last two outs with strikeouts.

Salazar said one of his players noted the victory was only by two runs.

“A win’s a win,” he said. “We’ll take it with every thing it offers. We will take it.”

[tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”GAME STATS”]ON OFFENSE: RBIs – Hailey Wooten 1, Makenzie Carpenter 1, Amanda Thomas 1.

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher (Marble Falls) – Makenzie Carpenter (14-6)

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 19-7 overall and 4-4 in District 25-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Cedar Park, 7 p.m. April 9 at Scearce Softball Field, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls[/tab] [tab title=”DISTRICT STANDINGS”]Dripping Springs, 7-0

Leander, 6-2

Cedar Park, 5-3

Marble Falls, 4-4

Leander Rouse, 3-5

Leander Vandegrift, 1-6

Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 1-7[/tab] [/tabs]