Lady Flames take the softball field for first time in years


BURNET — Faith Academy of Marble Falls relaunched an old sport Feb. 24 when the softball team took the field at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond.

And though the Lady Flames (0-1) lost 10-0 to Austin St. Dominic Savio in seven innings to begin the season, Faith head coach Bobby Tipps said the result did not extinguish his team’s enthusiasm.

“We did well,” he said. “They’re a lot bigger school.”

St. Dominic Savio, a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 4A member, had averaged scoring more than 10 runs a game well before seven innings in its victories, Tipps said.

“One or two runs an inning is all we allowed,” he said. “Every other team they played, they won 15-0.”

The Lady Flames used pitchers Katelyn Terrell and Alicia Williams. The team has 14 players on the roster.

“We have probably six girls who play and continue to play,” the coach said. “We’re a young team. We have a group of girls that has a lot of chemistry. They mesh together really well.”

The Lady Flames travel to Boerne Geneva, 113 Cascade Caverns Road in Boerne, for a 4 p.m. contest March 3.

The significance of bringing the sport back after not playing since the 2007 season was not lost on Tipps.

“I think it’s a great attribute to the school,” he said. “It’s a sport needed for the girls based on their responses as far as wanting to play. We’re going into uncharted waters. We’re going to be strong, we’re going to be ready.”

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