Deer Park's Kristen Davenport led a contingent of seven Lady Deer to the State's All-Tournament team during her two-game MVP performance in Austin. Photo by Deer Park Photos.Aside from the state championship trophy, the Lady Deer softball team brought home a little extra hardware as souvenirs from their title win.
Seven of the 10 all-tournament spots were filled by Deer Park athletes, highlighted by state tournament MVP Kristen Davenport.
Davenport had a championship series of which every ballplayer dreams. The senior came into the state semifinal in relief in the first inning and shut down San Antonio's Northside O'Connor en route to a 13-2 run rule victory.
In the state title game against Houston area Klein Collins, Davenport recorded a seven inning complete game shut-out. She dominated the Collins batters, recording one-two-three innings in five of the seven frames. Davenport only faced one serious scoring threat in the game, which came in the fourth
And there was the hitting.
In the semi-final game, Davenport helped herself by belting out 2 singles, a double, and driving in 4 runs. In the championship game, she went 2-for-4, driving in two runs. Overall, Davenport batted 5-for-8 (.625 avg.) in the series and collected 6 RBIs.