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Softball’s stellar freshman class has plenty of pitching phenoms

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The abundance of freshmen stars has been the biggest storyline this softball season. The spotlight mostly has shined on the sluggers with gaudy home run totals. But the pitchers in that class also are playing pivotal roles. Three of them — Hernando’s Ava Braswell, Land O’ Lakes’ Mia Fields and Seffner Christian’s Shannon Kendall — have started each of the first two postseason games and have their teams one win away from reaching the state semifinals. Here is a look at that trio.

Ava Braswell, Hernando

On a team with three capable pitchers, Fields emerged as the ace down the stretch. She has started each of the last five games, allowing a combined three runs and recording 22 strikeouts during that span.

Braswell by the numbers

CategoryStats
ERA1.59
Win-loss record13-2
Innings pitched88
Strikeouts65
Walks24

Mia Fields, Land O’ Lakes

For the first two months of the season, Fields only made brief appearances, throwing no more than three innings in any game. Last month, she became the workhorse of the staff and has started each of the last five games. On Tuesday, Fields avenged an extra-innings loss to River Ridge in the district final by allowing one earned run and finishing with three strikeouts in the region semifinal rematch. 

Fields by the numbers

CategoryStats
ERA1.58
Win-loss record9-3
Innings pitched75.1
Strikeouts56
Walks55

Shannon Kendall, Seffner Christian

A dependable starter since the season opener, Kendall has pitched 85.2 innings, 62 more than anyone else on the staff. She has allowed just two earned runs in her last four starts. Kendall also has displayed some power at the plate. Three of her four home runs this season have come in the last four games. 

Kendall by the numbers

CategoryStats
ERA2.94
Win-loss record10-5
Innings pitched85.2
Strikeouts121
Walks39

There are freshman pitchers who have made significant contributions, too. Academy of the Holy Names’ Keala Hollenkamp has a 1.47 ERA this season and gives the Jaguars depth heading into tonight’s region final. And Calvary Christian’s Malia Connelly went 14-4 with a 2.04 ERA to help the Warriors reach the region semifinals.

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Glory Days Boys Athlete of the Week

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Here are the nominees for the Glory Days Boys Athlete of the Week.

The six selected finished among the highest in votes this week. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday. The winner receives a Glory Days gift certificate.

Remember to join the Glory Days Victory Club, a free rewards program. You can earn $5 off your next visit every time you earn 50 points.

Brogan Coleman

Sr., Osceola

Had eight tackles, two sacks and a blocked punt in a win over Parrish Community.

Christian Cromer

So., Nature Coast

Ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries
in a win over Cypress Creek.

Zack Florendo

Sr., Calvary Christian

Took home top cross country individual honors at the Mitchell Invitational with a time of 16 minutes, 41.70 seconds.

Israel Gamez

Sr., Lennard

Won the individual cross country title at the Don Bosco Invitational with a time of 17 minutes, 0.20 seconds.

Lawson McLeod

Sr., Jesuit

His third-place finish at the Hammock Invitational helped the Tigers take home the cross country team title.

Josh Robinson

Fr., Calvary Christian

Had six catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns in a win over The First Academy.

Kevin Spillane

Sr., Sunlake

Accounted for 231 yards of offense (183 passing, 48 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in a win over Fivay.

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Wednesday sports schedule (Sept. 22)

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What to watch

Volleyball

Tampa Catholic (12-6) at Tampa Prep (10-4)

The Crusaders, who have won four straight, will try to keep that streak going against the host Terrapins, who are ranked fifth in the state in Class 3A by MaxPreps. 

The schedules

Volleyball

Bayshore Christian at Delphi Academy, 6

St. Petersburg Catholic at Admiral Farragut, 6

Tampa Catholic at Tampa Prep. 6

Shorecrest at Sarasota Out-of-Door, 6

Hudson at Nature Coast, 6:30

Tarpon Springs at Gulf, 7

Central at Hernando, 7

Northeast at Clearwater, 7

Palm Harbor University at Pinellas Park, 7:15

Blake at Gaither, 7:30

Steinbrenner at Jefferson, 7:30

Robinson at Alonso, 7:30

Sickles at Leto, 7:30

Swimming

American Division Western Conference Meet (Bobby Hicks), 1:30

East Lake at Boca Ciega, 6:30

Largo at Lakewood, 6:30

Palm Harbor University at Countryside, 6:30

Pinellas Park at Dunedin, 6:30

Seminole at Clearwater, 6:30

St. Petersburg at Osceola, 6:30

Tarpon Springs at Northeast, 6:30

Golf

Armwood at Sumner (boys), 2

East Bay at Brandon (boys), 3

Tampa Catholic at Jesuit (boys), 3

Hollins, Largo, Palm Harbor University, Seminole at Tarpon Municipal (girls), 3

Lakewood, Osceola, Tarpon Springs at Bardmoor (boys), 3

Boca Ciega, Countryside, Northeast, Pinellas Park at Pasadena Country Club (boys), 3

Strawberry Crest at Newsome (boys/girls), 3:30

Northside Christian at Tampa Prep (boys/girls), 4

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PDQ Girls Athlete of the Week

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Here are the nominees for the PDQ Girls Athlete of the Week.

The six selected finished among the highest in votes this week. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The winner receives free food through the new PDQ app to redeem at any location.

Remember to download the MyPDQ points app and earn points with every purchase towards free food and more. Visit eatPDQ.com/MyPDQ to join today and get 3 Free Tenders just for enrolling.

Sara Bohacek

Tampa Prep

Won the 100 fly (1:03.87) and the 100 breast (1:10.94), as well as swam legs on the winning 400 free relay (3:58.48) and the second-place 200 medley relay (2:05.05) at a meet earlier this season.

Jordan Bunce

St. Petersburg

Had a combined 27 kills and 10 service aces in volleyball wins over Lakewood, Gibbs and Osceola last week.

Kennedy Coakley

Steinbrenner

Named to the all-tournament team at the Florida Gem High School Classic after leading the Warriors to the volleyball title.

Madeleine Gear

Cambridge Christian

Ended up as the cross country runnerup at the Lecanto Invitational with a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds.

Sara Parksvold

St. Petersburg Catholic

The AAU All-American scored 214.75 to win a six-dive meet against Shorecrest and Northside Christian earlier this season.

Kinsley Warbritton

Academy of the Holy Names

Had a combined 45 kills in five matches and was named to the all-tournament volleyball team at the Florida Gem High School Classic after leading the Jaguars to a third-place finish.
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