In the midst of Second Baptist School’s annual Flight Night event, the 2021 TAPPS Division II State Champion softball team was honored. In a ceremony between basketball games, players and coaches stood on the court and watched as the brand new banner was unveiled.
The banner paid tribute to the team that won 14-5-1 a year ago beating TMI, John Paul II, Lutheran South Academy, Fort Bend Christian Academy and Grapevine Faith on their way to the first-ever Premier League title. Program status.
Director of Athletics Mike Walker said, “Flight Night is always a special night in the life of our school, but this year Flight Night was even more special as we hung the thirty-first banner in school history. school and the very first for our softball program. This team played with heart, enthusiasm and trust in each other, it was incredible. It was great to reunite with the team and recognize them in this way.”
Along with the banner, the team received their championship rings, created by Uptown Diamond.
Tucked away in a felt box, the impressive state ring had SB in blue on top with State champions around. Engraved on one side was Eagles with a softball and two crossed bats and the year 2021 underneath. On the other side was the player’s last name with the Second Baptist School Eagle logo. Finishing touches included First time engraved on the bottom of the band.
“It was a special moment for our varsity head coaches to present the rings, one by one, to our deserving 2021 softball team. I’m sure it’s a moment the team will never forget,” said added Mike Walker.
Members of the 2021 team included:
The Head Coach: Brandy Tuesday
Coach’s Assistant: Kelli Cager
First Base Coach: Jeff Schröder
#2 Emma Garcia ’22
#3 Ella Ryan ’23
No. 5 Riley Warnicka ’24
No. 7 Julia Savageau ’22
No. 9 Reagan Redick ’23
No. 10 Emily Rogers ’23
#11 Caroline Aycock 24
#12 Leyla Ertan ’21
No. 14 Catherine Clark ’24
#15 Rachel Riley ’21
No. 21 Kate Marshall ’23
No. 22 Danielle Diccecco ’23
No. 23 Mackenzie Schmidt ’24
No. 25 Rebecca Sloan ’22