Written by SportsDayDFW.com
First Baptist falls in TAPPS 3A softball title game
WACO – Karen Tennis scattered four hits, struck out 11, and allowed single walk to lead League City Bay Area Christian to an 8-1 win over First Baptist Academy for the TAPPS Class 3A softball state championship on Wednesday.
“We gave it our best and came up short,” First Baptist head coach John Easton said.
Bay Area Christian took a quick lead with three runs in the second. Jordan Rogers and Faith Martin reached base on infield hits, and Dallas Hacker belted a double to right. Hacker also scored on the play as the ball scooted past the First Baptist outfielders and rolled to the wall.
In the third, Tennis made it 5-0 with a two-run blast over the left-field wall.
Bay Area Christian padded its lead with two runs in the fifth and a single run in the sixth.
First Baptist collected its only run in the second.
Tatiana Abeni tripled to right with one out, and Ryann Sills plated her with a single up-the-middle. Sills went the distance for First Baptist, striking out 13.