In the wake of winning their first state title in program history by defeating New Braunfels Canyon, the Atascocita Eagles softball team has continued to rack up the honors since.

These include earning the MVP of the tournament, having numerous players on the All-State tournament team, and getting nationally ranked in some places.

One of the biggest honors the team received in winning the state title was also earning the state tournament’s MVP, which went to Eagles senior Lauren Bazan.

And the numbers she put up in key games were clear indicators of an MVP candidate.

Even prior to the state tournament, she played well in big situations; in the regional finals vs. Katy she was six for eight, and two for two in the regional title game with two RBIs.

And in the state tournament itself, she batted five for eight; she was three for four in the state semifinals vs. Plano, and two for four in the state title game vs. Canyon.

While Bazan showed up big in the playoffs, other Eagles players earned All-State honors, with one of them being freshman Katie Cimusz.

Cimusz had a terrific season, and played a key role in the Eagles getting both to the state tournament and to the state title game in particular; in the regional finals against Katy, she went three for four with three RBIs in game one.

Then, in a 4-2 win in the state semifinals against Plano, she batted two for four with three more RBIs.

In addition, the Eagles had three more players put on the All-State team: sophomore Skylar Wilabay, who scored twice in the state title game and drove in a run vs. Plano, junior catcher London Marder, who had two hits against Plano and senior Lillie Grotenhuis, who had a hit and drove in a run in the state title win.

Erich Eisenach
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I am proud to be this area’s Tribune Newspaper voice for Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Kingwood Park and Summer Creek High School athletics, a capacity I have served in since the fall of 2011. High school sports are something I have grown to love since I started in this position, watching young kids live out their dreams in competition throughout the area and throughout the state. My greatest thrill in this position was being on Floor Eight at NRG Stadium in December of 2016 when Atascocita High School qualified for the state football semifinals for the first time. Aside from reporting sports, I am a regular parishioner of St. Martha Catholic Church of Kingwood. I am also a two-time graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and am a proud, but realistic, Nebraska Cornhuskers supporter. I do root for Houston’s local sports teams, but the Huskers are my team forever.

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