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THESA Softball Wins 2nd Straight Texas State Championship! The THESA Riders swept the TAIAO Texas State Softball Championship to claim their 2nd straight State Title. Senior BaiLee Islas was the winning pitcher game 1 going all 7 innings and striking out 7. Sophmore Valori Voorheese and Islas each had 3 hits in the game and Madison Kitner drove in 3 with 2 hits. Lark Horton collected 2 hits and Alyssa Bone, BailLee Islas and Faith Keller all had 2 RBIs for the game. Rachel Spelman had a hit and two walks as THESA went on to defeat the CHANT Chargers 11-3 in the series opener.
In game 2 of the series Corrie Gaddis earned the win going 6 innings, striking out 8 and only gave up 1 run. Down 1 run in the fourth inning Freshman Tara Stewart tripled to drive in 2 runs to start the scoring for the Riders. Faith Keller, Valori Voorheese, BailLee Islas and Alyssa Bone all had multiple hits in the game. Madison Kitner and Rivers Puckett had hits in big situations as the Riders went on to win the game 11-1 and win the Series.
The Riders will play a few more games in advance of a trip to the NACA National Tournament in Dayton Tennessee May 9th -12th.
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THESA Riders and CHANT Chargers to face off in Texas State Championship. 3-time Champions at Bethesda Christian Tournament
The Fort Worth THESA Riders and the CHANT Chargers will play a best of 3 Championship Series Saturday April 22 to decide the Texas State Championship of the TAIAO. The two teams continue to play great softball in Texas and represent homeschool athletes as the very best in their sport.
The THESA Riders won their 3rd Consecutive Championship at the Fort Worth Bethesda Christian Tournament on April 1 2017 with a dramatic final inning comeback vs Frisco Legacy in the Semi Final and a 9-7 win over CHANT in the Championship Game.
TAIAO has named its High School Softball 1st and 2nd All State team to be announced on April 22. TAIAO is the Texas Assoc of Independent Athletic Organization and is made up of Homeschool, Private and Public School Teams in Texas
First Team All State
Valori Voorheese-Soph .512 BA 7HR THESA
Tara Stewart -Fresh .518 BA 43 H THESA
BaiLee Islas -Senior .468 BA THESA (signee Oklahoma Panhandle University)
Faith Keller- Soph .425 BA THESA
Alyssa Bone -Soph .470 BA THESA
Brianna Gibbons -Sr CHANT
Hailey Schmaltz-Fresh CHANT
Heather Hoffman CHANT
Mikayla Hoffman CHANT
2nd Team All State
Jaylee Calabrese CHANT
Simone Bergeron CHANT
Emma Durham CHANT
Lark Horton THESA
Corrie Gaddis THESA
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