Before the season, softball coach Mark Short told his players that they would improve by playing against schools that were bigger and stronger than they are.
Katarina Rivera, a pitcher, and Victoria Rivera, her catcher (and younger sister), were up for the challenge. After winning their school’s first state championship in any sport last year, upgrading St. Dominic Savio’s softball schedule seemed like a good idea.
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TAKING THEIR LUMPS
St. Dominic Savio, with an enrollment of 350 students, upgraded its softball schedule this season to play larger public schools in non-district. Here were the results:
Round Rock;5A;2,732;Round Rock, 15-0
Harker Heights;5A;2,433;Heights, 9-7
Harker Heights;5A;2,433;Savio, 8-7
Crowley;4A;1,325;Crowley, 14-3, 11-4
Liberty Hill;3A;750;Liberty Hill, 10-0
Note: Enrollments based on 2012-13 academic school year