1. Barbers Hill (5A)
Head Coach: Aaron Fuller
Barbers Hill brings back more weapons than SEAL Team 6 with a cadre of junior talent that HC Aaron Fuller will enjoy for two more seasons. The Lady Eagles bring back two all-state players in Jessica Mullins (2018) and Samantha Landry (2019) and will throw in co-district MVP Sophia Simpson just for good measure. There is "loaded for bear" and then there is Barbers Hill.
The Hill brings five legitimate aces and through 13 games the Lady Eagles are 12-1 and their team ERA is .092.
When Katy Janes was in the eighth grade, she watched as the 2015 Huffman softball team went to Austin and won the program's first-ever state championship.
Four years later, Janes was on that same field in the middle of a dogpile after a 12-0 victory over Anna to capture the Falcons' second state title in five years.
Janes was named the State Title Game MVP along with being named All-State and All-District Pitcher of the Year. The Houston Baptist University-commit posted a 27-5 record with a 1.36 ERA and struck out 331 batters in 2019.
VYPE caught up with Janes at the 2020 VYPE Baseball and Softball Photoshoot for a Q&A.