Softball: Pasco County buzz — March 21

Player of the week — Feb. 28-March 5

Alexis Barber, Jr., Mitchell

Position: Utility

Season stats: .375 average, six runs, four RBIs.

The lowdown: Three weeks ago, Barber went a combined 4-for-7 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored in wins over Land O’ Lakes and Wiregrass Ranch. Fans were impressed. Barber had 36 percent of the votes (754) in the Pasco County softball player of the week poll to beat out Land O’ Lakes’ Ayla Horne, who had 31 percent (654 votes).  

Super seven team rankings

Rank/teamRecordLast spot
1. Mitchell5-2No. 1
2. River Ridge4-3No. 2
3. Land O’ Lakes4-7No. 3
4. Wesley Chapel2-1No. 4
5. Wiregrass Ranch5-2No. 5
6. Cypress Creek2-2No. 6
7. Sunlake3-5No. 7
On the bubble: Academy at the Lakes (3-4)

Week in review

Monday night rewind (March 14)


Durant 2, Land O’ Lakes 0

Palmetto 5, River Ridge 0

Prime time player of the night

Sophie Johnson, Jr., River Ridge

Though the Royal Knights were shut out in a loss to Palmetto, Johnson did her part at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Tuesday night rewind (March 15)


River Ridge 5, Lake Region 4

Plant 4, Land O’ Lakes 2

Academy at the Lakes 12, Bishop McLaughlin 0

Prime time player of the night

Sydney Klein, So., Academy at the Lakes

The Wildcats ace threw a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in a 12-0 victory over Bishop McLaughlin that lasted five innings because of the mercy rule.

Other prime time performers

Caitlin Blankenship, Jr., River Ridge: Went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Lake Region at the Bay Made Fastpitch Invitational.

Nicol Werking, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Ended up going 2-for-3 with a double and scored both of the Gators’ runs in a loss to Plant at the Bay Made Fastpitch Invitational.

Monday’s matchup (March 21)

Academy at the Lakes at Seffner Christian, 4