CORPUS CHRISTI – The Class 4A State Champion Calallen Wildcats Softball Team will be recognized at Whataburger Field Tuesday night as the Hooks begin a homestand vs. the Amarillo Sod Poodles.
Following runner-up finishes in 2019 and 2021, Calallen became the first softball program from Corpus Christi to win a UIL state title as the Wildcats bested two-time defending state champion Liberty, 9-7, in the 4A final on June 3 in Austin.
Led by head coach Teresa Lentz, who was a star shortstop at Miller High School, the Wildcats marched to a 30-6 record. Calallen finished 2023 with 14 consecutive wins, including two-game sweeps of Sinton, Tuloso-Midway, and Needville in the postseason. The Wildcats advanced to Austin for the third time in five years following an 8-1 triumph over Boerne in the Region IV final.
Tournament MVP and junior second baseman Makenzie Mounts was joined on the Class 4A All-State Tournament team by freshman pitcher Jordyn Thibodeaux, junior shortstop Megan Geyer, junior third baseman Alaunah Almaraz, and junior outfielder Mia Flores