In Barbers Hill ISD, the softball and baseball teams are making their mark on school history.
The Lady Eagles softball team won the program’s first state title in Austin. They posted a 42-2 record and finished as the No. 1 team in the country!
The Eagles baseball team attended their first-ever state tournament, finishing their season with a 2-1 victory over Hallsville in the Class 5A championship at Dell Diamond.
The simultaneous victories made Barbers Hill High School only the seventh school in UIL history to win both the softball and baseball state titles in the same year.
Barbers Hill senior Sophia Simpson, the Class 5A State Championship game MVP, pitched a complete game, striking out 14 en route to a 4-1 victory for the State Championship. “It was redemption for all of us with COVID taking away [last season]”, Simpson said, “We needed it.”
Barbers Hill coach Aaron Fuller said, “It means everything to this team, this program, this community, this school.”
The Barbers Hill ISD High School baseball team won its first state championship in school history in Round Rock in a tight game against Hallsville.
Senior Raithen Malone, finished out the game in the seventh, and he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after pitching 3 1/3 shutout innings. “Every time I go on the mound, it’s just about throwing strikes,” Malone said. “We’ve got one of the best defenses in the nation, and I believe that, so I have all my trust in them.”
Barbers Hill coach David Denny said, “First time ever here, first time to ever win it, and I couldn’t be more proud of the guys, couldn’t be more proud of the community. It means a lot.”