Shamrocks have the luck on their side as they claim another softball state title

Incarnate Word High School softball team wins fourth state title in a row

By Nichole West, Caroline Wright - Sports Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Incarnate Word High School Shamrocks defeated St. Agnes to claim their fourth state title in a row. This is their 5th title in six seasons.

The team arrived back in San Antonio on Saturday evening and was ecstatic about the victory.

“They came together and did not want to lose. They fought hard,” said head coach Louie Berlanga, “I feel great about it. This is our fourth in a row. These kids didn’t give up, I didn’t give up on them, they didn’t give up on me. They just believed and they knew they could win the fourth one and they did.”

Senior Morgan Barr has been a member of the Shamrocks softball team all four years of high school and now is a state champion for her fourth year in a row. 

“I’m really excited. I never imagined this happening. It’s just great, it’s a dream,” Barr said.


Thursday May 17:

The Incarnate Word High School Shamrocks will make their seventh straight appearance at the TAPPS State Semifinals on Friday.

It is no secret that this softball team has left its mark as it competes for its fourth consecutive state championship.

“It would be crazy. I never imagined having one, so four would be insane and I would love it,” said Morgan Barr, a senior at Incarnate Word High.

Barr has been a part of the Incarnate Word High softball team all four years of her high school career and is eager to finish with another championship title.

“It is huge for the program, the school and the girls,” said Louie Berlanga, the Shamrocks head coach.  “They are really low-key, and even the girls who have been here for the last three years don’t talk about it much. But I know deep down, it is big for them and they are going to come out and work really hard.”

“The team is more excited rather than nervous since we have been preparing all year and worked really hard for this,” said Megan Jimenez, a senior in her third year.

Incarnate Word High faces St. Agnes Academy at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Crosby High School in Houston.

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