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Marble Falls softball all-stars are headed to World Series

The Marble Falls Youth Baseball-Softball Association's 12U All-Star softball team is heading to the Pony League Softball World Series in Lubbock on July 14-19. The team is raising money for the trip. The athletes are planning to set up booths at the Marble Falls Walmart where people can pick out baked goods for a donation July 12-13. The All-Star team consists of head coach Bubba Briggs (back, left), coach Matt Lockner, Adriana Garza, Kamryn Preece, Lindy Grubbs, Jaelyn Franco, Emily Briggs, Emily Norton, coach Carl Schwope, Kristina Macias (front row, left), Monica Gonzales, Tapenga Macias, Lyndsey Schwope and Hailey Lockner. Courtesy photo


MARBLE FALLS — With the rest of the season behind them, a cadre of Marble Falls girls are now preparing to take on the nation.

“This is big,” said Teresa Macias, a team mother. “It’s a unique opportunity for them to be on the national stage.”

The Marble Falls Youth Baseball-Softball Association 12U All-Star softball team earned a spot in the 2014 Pony Softball World Series in Lubbock on July 14-19. The team made its way to the series after successful runs in the sectional tournament June 20-22 in Taylor and regional tournament June 27-29 in Dripping Springs.

“It’s their first time to go, so they’re all pretty excited,” said Kimberly Briggs, another team mother. “The tournament even has an opening ceremony where the girls will be in a parade.”

But with such a tournament that could have the girls in Lubbock for up to five days, there is a cost. The team is seeking the community’s support to help with the trip. Macias said the team will have booths set up July 12-13 in front of the Marble Falls Walmart on U.S. 281 and people can pick out a baked good for a donation.

There are also donation collection containers placed at businesses across the community.

Or, people can call Briggs at (830) 637-9628 to make a donation.