CORPUS CHRISTI – The Class 3A State Runner-Up Santa Gertrudis Academy Softball Team will be recognized at Whataburger Field on Wednesday as the Hooks play host the Amarillo Sod Poodles.
In their first state appearance since winning the 3A title in 2018, the Lions engineered a 6-3 win over Grandview in the semis before falling to Coahoma, 4-2, in the championship game on June 1.
Led by head coach Thomas De Los Santos, SGA rolled to a 40-6 record in 2023. Sporting a lineup laden with underclassmen, the Lions reeled off 24 consecutive wins to reach Austin. This includes postseason sweeps of Goliad, Santa Rosa, Hebbronville, and Hallettsville, as well as a 5-2 triumph over Jourdanton in the Region IV-3A final.
SGA won its first six playoff games by a combined score of 90-1. The Lions were represented on the All-State Tournament team by sophomore first baseman Izzy De Los Santos, junior second baseman Taylor Reyes, junior shortstop Audi Mireles, and junior outfielder Alexxis Moreno.