I do believe everyone in the city of Mart, Texas is SUPER proud of the 12U Girls Softball Team! They were undefeated in the regular season which landed them a spot in the district playoff tournament. They dominated the tournament and clenched the second place ranking. Leon placed first after beating Mart twice for the championship. Leon AND Mart were headed to the 12U State Softball Tournament in Rockdale, Texas!
During the week before the state tournament, Mart practiced hard and gave their team everything they had. They worked on fielding, throwing, batting, specific plays, etc. They've always played well together, but they have truly grown so much this past season!
Monday, Game 1: Mart vs. Van This was a GREAT game! It was a close game! But Van took the win with a score of 3-2. Mart now entered the losers bracket. Just one more loss would send them home.
Tuesday, Game 2: Mart vs. McGregor Both teams in the losers bracket from this point on so Mart had to win to stay alive. Mart takes the win with a final score of 14-2.
Wednesday, Game 3: Mart vs. Mildred This game was at 4:00...in the dead heat of the day! MISERABLE!! Mart takes another win with a final score of 12-3.
Thursday, Game 4: Mart vs. Leon This game was the first of three - potentially. This game was also at 4:00, in the dead heat of the day once again. Leon beat Mart twice in back to back games at the district tournament. Mart WANTED to win this game! And Mart did win! Final score 5-3.
Thursday, Game 5: Mart vs. Lexington Since Mart won, they had to play again at 6:00. Out of the gate Lexington looked like a difficult team to beat. They had VERY aggressive runners that clearly knew how to steal bases. Mart ended up with the win again with a final score of 4-3.
Thursday, Game 6: Mart vs. Lovelady This would be the third game for Mart on this day at 8:00. Mart girls were exhausted! Back to back games in 100 degree weather, full sun all day long. Lovelady ended up with the win with a final score of 5-12. Mart takes fourth place at the state tournament. Not bad at all for a team that lost their very first game and had to battle their way through the losers bracket.
You can read more about the future of Mart Softball here. Congratulations to the Mart 12U Softball Team! And while we're speaking about state softball tournaments, it is worth noting that TWO other Mart teams made it to state tournaments so give another congratulations to the 6U and 10U Softball Teams! Thank you to everyone - players, coaches, parents, and volunteers - that was involved for a GREAT season!