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Spring Branch Heat Elite softball team

Spring Branch Heat Elite softball team

It was another great weekend for the Spring Branch Heat Elite softball team, as the girls finished an undefeated 6 and 0 to become the Fall State FASA 10U Champions and earned a berth to a World Series in Branson, Mo. The team battled with solid defense and batted against some strong opposing pitchers. Starting pitcher Sonali Kapoor pitched 19 innings with a 0.75 ERA for the weekend. The championship game was a rematch against the Houston Bengals team. While most of the game was a back-to-back defensive showdown, with each team allowing no runs, Heat Elite was able to put up five runs in the second inning, leading to a final score of 5-0 after four innings of play. Coach Jeff Treadway said, “These girls are special. They all love each other and play for each other. They get along, have fun, and truly build each other up. I speak for all the coaches when I say it’s a privilege to be on the field with them.” Pictured (top row, from left) are Coaches Justin Higgs, Jeff Treadway, Jared McCurley; (middle row, from left) Isabella Galindo, Ashley Drum, Ainsley Pendray, Charlotte Slania, Taylor McCurley, Greta Gordon; (front row, from left) Avery Treadway, Grace Lyons, Claire Strickler, Abigail Burger, and Sonali Kapoor. Not pictured:  Molly Marshall.

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