Marble Falls softball all-stars gain World Series experience


LUBBOCK — The Marble Falls Youth Baseball-Softball Association’s 12-and-under softball all-stars finished 1-5 at a World Series on July 14-19.

Marble Falls’ only win came against Buffalo Valley Blast, 10-6.

“They put us out in regionals,” head coach Bubba Briggs said. “We put them out in nationals.”

The opponents have been playing against each other for years, Briggs said. Marble Falls, however, only had a few weeks of practice together. That’s because it’s a true all-star team, he said.

“It’s the best nine girls Marble Falls recreation had to offer,” he said. “I was extremely proud of them, (considering) what they were up against.”

The experience was invaluable, he said.

The players met other athletes from across the state and exchanged pins, one of the traditions at a World Series. Briggs said his players returned with pins from different parts of Texas.

“As soon as we got there, they got the pins out,” the coach said. “They exchanged pins for four days.”

They also saw some great softball, witnessing how much the sport has grown in the past two decades.

The experience should bode well for the future.

“I think it’ll help confidence wise,” Briggs said. “They went as far as they could go. I think it’ll help them a ton. We have some pretty good-size and talented kids. This was the most successful group of girls I’ve been allowed to coach.”