Video: Struck out all but one in perfect game
See Tessa Cantrell, who led Fort Bend Christian to a state title, fan all but one in a perfect game earlier in the year.
Four softball state champions were crowned by Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) last week at Concordia University in Austin.
Two of the champions successfully defended 2016 state crowns.
Here is a look at the 2017 title games:Division I: Incarnate Word (San Antonio)
21, Antonian Prep (San Antonio)
was the winning pitcher and drove in three runs to lead the Shamrocks (25-7). Analiese Galdeano
paced the attack with five hits. Antonian got home runs from Tori Villarreal
and Emma Richards
. Incarnate Word, a 3-0 victor over St. Agnes Academy (Houston) in a semifinal, previously won the state crown in 2016.
Division II: Fort Bend Christian Academy (Sugar Land)
6, Dallas Christian (Mesquite)
Fort Bend (24-8) nailed down its second consecutive state title and its sixth in the last 11 years with yet another strong pitching performance by Tessa Cantrell
. In the first three playoff rounds, the junior recorded a perfect game, a no-hitter and a two-hitter. Claire McKissick
, a senior, was an offensive force for the Eagles throughout the post-season.Division III: Reicher Catholic (Waco)
3, John Paul II (Schertz)
With the score tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, Erin Young
singled, stole second base and scored the decisive run on an error. Pitcher Maddy Gonzales
made the run stand up by retiring the side in order in the bottom of the seventh, ending a bid by John Paul for a third consecutive state title. Gabbie Kowalik
, a junior, pitched a strong game for John Paul.Division IV: Faith Academy (Bellville)
13, Central Texas Christian (Temple)
hurled a no-hitter to punctuate the state title for the Lady Knights.
The TAPPS state baseball tournament will take center stage this week at Concordia. Here is the TAPPS state semifinal baseball schedule:Division I: Parish Episcopal (Dallas)
vs. St. Thomas Catholic (Houston)
4 p.m. Tuesday, May 16; Kelly Catholic (Beaumont)
vs. Concordia Lutheran (Tomball)
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. Winners meet in title game 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.Division II: Fort Worth Christian (North Richland Hills)
vs. Grapevine Faith Christian (Grapevine)
1 p.m. Wednesday, May 17; Emery/Weiner (Houston)
vs. Second Baptist (Houston)
4 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. Winners meet in title game 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18.Division III: Lubbock Christian (Lubbock)
vs. Lake Country Christian (Fort Worth
1 p.m. Thursday, May 18; Northland Christian (Houston)
vs. The Woodlands Christian Academy (The Woodlands)
4 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Winners meet in title game 3 p.m. Friday, May 19.Division IV: Dallas Lutheran (Dallas)
vs. Harvest Christian (Watauga)
6 p.m. Friday, May 19; First Baptist Christian (Pasadena)
vs. Rosehill Christian (Tomball)
8 p.m. Friday, May 19. Winners meet in title game 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.Division V: Ovilla Christian (Red Oak)
vs. Christian Heritage (Longview)
10 a.m. Friday, May 19; Covenant Christian (Conroe)
vs. Brazosport Christian (Lake Jackson)
noon Friday, May 19. Winners meet in title game 11 a.m. Saturday.