Softball: Hernando County buzz — April 18

Player of the week — March 21-26

Hailey Anderson, Sr., Weeki Wachee

Position: Pitcher

Season stats: Seven RBIs, 33 strikeouts on mound

The lowdown: Last month, Anderson recorded a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts in a win over Fivay. Fans took notice. Anderson had 55 percent of the votes (265) in the Hernando County softball player of the week poll to beat out Hernando’s Ava Braswell, who had 28 percent (128 votes).

Top three team rankings

Rank/teamRecordLast spot
1. Hernando13-4No. 1
2. Springstead12-3No. 2
3. Nature Coast11-8No. 3
On the bubble: Hernando Christian (9-6)

Hernando County stat leaders

Here are the statistical leaders among county softball players. The stats were compiled this past weekend from MaxPreps. There was a minimum requirement of at least 29 plate appearances for hitters and at least 29 innings for pitchers.  

Batting average

.540 Kaylana Lyons, 8th, Hernando Christian

.511 Jadyn Wright, Sr., Hernando

.509 Izzy LaRoche, Jr., Nature Coast

Home runs

4 Izzy LaRoche, Jr., Nature Coast

3 Hannah Taylor, Jr., Hernando


27 Hannah Taylor, Jr., Hernando

23 Izzy LaRoche, Jr., Nature Coast

22 Savannah Ellis, Jr., Hernando


1.39 Ava Braswell, So., Hernando

2.47 Savannah Ellis, Jr., Hernando

2.88 Ava Miller, Fr., Springstead


69 Madison Hamilton, 8th, Hernando Christian

57 Ava Braswell, So., Hernando

52 Ava Miller, Fr., Springstead

Monday’s matchup (April 18)

Academy at the Lakes at Nature Coast, 5