Reaching the Diamond

Former Seven Lakes pitcher makes MLB debut

It was a night to remember for Jon Duplantier. Via VYPE

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HOUSTON – It was a night to remember for Jon Duplantier.

The former Seven Lakes High School and Rice University star made his major league pitching debut on Monday for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Duplantier gave up one hit, no runs and struck out two in three innings, earning his first-ever save in a 10-3 win against the Padres.

"The last 36 hours have been a whirlwind for me," Duplantier told Fox Sports Arizona in a postgame interview. "I'm just happy to be here and got the save for the squad, which was awesome.

"I was nervous, this was the first go. For years this was what the goal has been."

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Julia Faseler has seen it all on the volleyball court.

The Second Baptist School senior has been digging volleyballs at an elite level since middle school. She has seen the speed and power of the Class 6A game when she played varsity at state-ranked Pearland Dawson.

The libero moved to Second Baptist School entering her junior season and hit the ground running.

"I really wanted to get to a Christian-based school where the bible is implemented in what we do on and off the court," she said. "It's been a great experience for me personally. I wouldn't change a thing.

"Coach (Sue) Berg has been amazing," she said. "She's one-of-a-kind and is a tremendous motivator. I love playing for her."

Now a senior, Faseler has taken the baton as a team leader for a young team.

"It's been so fun this season," she said. "I've made so many friends here and have grown really close on the court. I've also learned so much on how to effectively lead, which is a great life skill.

"I've played defense my entire career and I love libero so I can control what we are doing on the back row."


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