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The Columbus Minor League Softball All Stars are State Champs!

The journey started on June 25th, 2016 in Weimar, Texas when the Columbus All Stars defeated Grimes County.  That journey ended with a state championship in a defeat of Huffman 4-0 on July 18th, 2016.  During that span the Columbus All Stars went 11-1 outscoring their opponents 136-30.  8 of the 12 wins were less than 6 innings due to run ruling the other team.  They had an amazing combination of both offense and great pitching.


June 25, 2016Grimes County17-0Win
June 26, 2016Sealy11-0Win
June 27, 2016Lee County18-0Win
June 29, 2016Washington County12-1Win
July 1, 2016Weimar14-6Win
July 9, 2016Del Valle20-0Win
July 10, 2016Bryan National13-4Win
July 12, 2016Bryan National11-7Win
July 15, 2016Huffman3-2Win
July 16, 2016Seguin13-3Win
July 18, 2016Huffman0-7Loss
July 18, 2016Huffman4-0Win

The Columbus All Stars had 4 different pitchers throughout the tournaments led by Alina Houghland.  Houghland pitched and started in 10 games going an impressive 9-1 with 55 K’s.  The other three pitchers were Karlee Mathis, Madyson Carter and Kayli Alley.  Carter and Alley came in for relief of Houghland when Columbus had the games at hand.  Mathis started 2 games, one being a gem in the State Championship game where she pitched a complete game shut out to win the title.

Offensively the Columbus All Stars were phenomenal.  They scored 136 runs in 12 games with a team batting average of .546.  They had a total of 7 home runs with Kayli Alley, Madyson Carter and Karlee Mathis each hitting one over the fence.  Carter and Mathis hit theirs in the State Tournament.

The Columbus All Stars were very sound offensively and defensively due to a lot of hard work, practice and great coaching.  The team was led by Manager Brandon Mathis, Assistant Coach Kristi Carter and Assistant Coach Rodney Gustus.  With the talent that was shown both on and off the field, these young ladies have a very bright future.

Below are the Offensive and Pitching Stats for the Columbus All Stars.

2016 Little League Minor Girls Batting Stats

Alina Houghland31236411925125.742
Ally Tribe1042002224.400
Andrea Peneloza830002334.375
Audrey Potter181010051144.556
Bailey Gustus1682016934.500
Karlee Mathis3427752221990.794
Kayli Alley35174121615316.486
Kerigan Faldyn1031002414.300
Lainey Schobel20520065110.250
Lexi Ybarra710001236.143
Madyson Carter4225521132435.595
Sage Thomas1571005633.233
Tabatha Alford3816400121132.556

2016 Little League Minor Girls Pitching Stats

Alina Houghland44.010109150303027554.091.75
Karlee Mathis10.0522010015180.001.60
Kayli Alley2.02000000360.001.50
Madyson Carter4.030000114101.501.00

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