Softball: Pinellas County region quarterfinal breakdown (Classes 4A-2A) — May 11

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.

Class 4A

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. 

Stat leaders
CategoryLake RegionDunedin
Batting averageMargaret Jenkins, .392Mariah Gradzki, .403
Home runsGabby Willis, 2Mariah Gradzki, 2
RBIsHannah White, 24Gianna Ondrey, 22
ERAAlex Wright, 1.03Makayla Oster, 2.71
StrikeoutsAlex Wright, 118Makayla 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.  

Stat leaders
Batting averageAbbee Klinefelter, .611Lindsey Chadwick, .431
Home runsAbbee Klinefelter, 3Lindsey Chadwick, 4
RBIsAbbee Klinefelter, 38Lindsey Chadwick, 22
ERAKayley Williams, 2.50Lindsey Chadwick, 1.34
StrikeoutsKayley Williams, 55Kohana Pousson, 164

Class 3A

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. 

Stat leaders
CategoryCalvary ChristianFrostproof
Batting averagePayton Cushman, .476Alana Purdy, .468
Home runsMorgen Talley, 7Alana Purdy, 2
RBIsMorgen Talley, 7Belle Mancillas, 19
ERAMackenzie Bergstrom, 1.04Belle Mancillas, 1.24
StrikeoutsMorgen Talley, 90Belle Mancillas, 171

Class 2A

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. 

Stat leaders
CategoryIndian Rocks ChristianCanterbury
Batting averageSamantha Mock, .481Jadah Nicholls, .385
Home runsThree tied with one. Two tied with one
RBIsKaelyn Emener, 11Alayah Pedersen, 19
ERAHailey Ragozine, 3.35Samantha Beltran, 6.49
StrikeoutsHailey Ragozine, 70Samantha Beltran, 40