Former Clear Creek high-school standout Lauren Tippet was center stage in the biggest story of the Southland Conference women’s tournament as the Houston Baptist University assistant coach helped the eighth-seed Huskies reach the brink of an NCAA tournament bid before they fell to Northwestern State in Sunday’s championship game.
HBU won three games in three days, including Saturday’s win over top-seed Stephen F Austin, to reach the program’s first title game in just its second season of Southland Conference play.
Tippet joined HBU after beginning her coaching career at Sam Houston State, where she helped the Bearkats win their first SLC crown and the school’s first trip to the Women’s national invitation tournament.
She played at Sam Houston State after playing at San Jacinto Junior College.
Dickinson high school’s annual League Night is set for Friday, when the Gators will honor the players and families of the city’s Little League softball teams.
The junior varsity game will start at 5:00pm, with the varsity game beginning at 7:00pm.
Players who wear their jerseys to the game will be admitted free.
Texas City’s strong start put the Stingarees into the state’s top 20 rankings for the first time this season, as coach Jennifer Oregbesan’s squad was ranked 15th.
The Stings played in just one game last week, losing their District 23-5A opener to Santa Fe by a 2-0 count.
Texas City was due to host Fort Bend Ridge Point yesterday, Tuesday, before playing Fort Bend Marshall on the road today, Wednesday.
Prime Time Softball will host both a camp and a series of games for uncommitted high-school players from noon until 5:00pm on June 25.
Pre-registration for the camp is required, as space is limited. Registration began on Monday and will continue until all spots are filled. Cost is $150 per player.
Players can register at primetimesoftball.com.