Here are the capsules for Pinellas County softball teams playing in tonight’s region quarterfinals in Classes 4A-2A. The winners advance to Tuesday’s region semifinals.
Lake Region (14-11) at Dunedin (19-8), 7
The Falcons, who are on a three-game win streak, won their fourth straight district title last week. Their opening game could be challenging. The Thunder are ranked seventh in the class by MaxPreps and had their four-game win streak snapped with a 1-0 loss to Robinson in the 4A-11 title game.
|Batting average||Margaret Jenkins, .392||Mariah Gradzki, .403|
|Home runs||Gabby Willis, 2||Mariah Gradzki, 2|
|RBIs||Hannah White, 24||Gianna Ondrey, 22|
|ERA||Alex Wright, 1.03||Makayla Oster, 2.71|
|Strikeouts||Alex Wright, 118||Makayla Oster, 63|
Clearwater (13-9) at Robinson (19-6), 7
The Tornadoes, who posted their first winning record in nearly two decades, culminated their turnaround with a playoff berth. They have a tough task facing the Knights, who are ranked fourth in the class by MaxPreps and have won five of their last six games.
|Batting average||Abbee Klinefelter, .611||Lindsey Chadwick, .431|
|Home runs||Abbee Klinefelter, 3||Lindsey Chadwick, 4|
|RBIs||Abbee Klinefelter, 38||Lindsey Chadwick, 22|
|ERA||Kayley Williams, 2.50||Lindsey Chadwick, 1.34|
|Strikeouts||Kayley Williams, 55||Kohana Pousson, 164|
Calvary Christian (19-6) at Frostproof (15-4), 7
The Warriors, ranked eighth in the class by MaxPreps, have to travel after losing 2-1 to Parrish Community in the 3A-11 title game. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents by a combined 43-9 during their current four-game win streak.
|Batting average||Payton Cushman, .476||Alana Purdy, .468|
|Home runs||Morgen Talley, 7||Alana Purdy, 2|
|RBIs||Morgen Talley, 7||Belle Mancillas, 19|
|ERA||Mackenzie Bergstrom, 1.04||Belle Mancillas, 1.24|
|Strikeouts||Morgen Talley, 90||Belle Mancillas, 171|
Indian Rocks Christian (7-10 at Canterbury (9-18), 6
Both teams enter with a losing record. Still, the host Crusaders still are state title contenders after playing one of the most difficult schedules in its class to prepare for another deep playoff run.
|Category||Indian Rocks Christian||Canterbury|
|Batting average||Samantha Mock, .481||Jadah Nicholls, .385|
|Home runs||Three tied with one.||Two tied with one|
|RBIs||Kaelyn Emener, 11||Alayah Pedersen, 19|
|ERA||Hailey Ragozine, 3.35||Samantha Beltran, 6.49|
|Strikeouts||Hailey Ragozine, 70||Samantha Beltran, 40|