Softball: Today’s county schedules — March 9

What to watch

Osceola (5-1) at Land O’ Lakes (4-1), 7

A premier matchup between two of the top teams in the area – and state. The Warriors are ranked No. 5 in Class 5A by MaxPreps. The host Gators are ranked No. 4 in 6A. The game also has a pair of outstanding pitchers in Osceola’s Aliyah Lai and Land O’ Lakes Aliana Mercado who will likely square off. 

Wesley Chapel (4-1) at Wiregrass Ranch (4-1), 7

The Wildcats have been dominant, winning their past four games by a combined 55-4. But this will be on their toughest tests so far this season. The Bulls have won three straight games, including a victory over defending state semifinalist Mitchell. 

Plant (4-1) at Riverview (4-1), 7

The Panthers, ranked No. 10 in Class 7A by MaxPreps, have won three straight games. That streak will be tested against the host Sharks, who rebounded from an opening night loss to Steinbrenner to win four straight games. 

Middleton (4-0) at Jefferson (3-1), 7

The undefeated Tigers have won their first four games by a combined 50-6. Since an opening night loss to Wharton, the host Dragons have won three straight games. 

County schedules

Hernando County

Central at Springstead, 7

Lecanto at Weeki Wachee, 7

Hernando at Citrus, 7

Nature Coast at Crystal River, 7

Hillsborough County

Academy at the Lakes at Carrollwood Day, 4:30

Foundation Christian at Lakeland Christian, 5:30

Seffner Christian at Seven Rivers Christian, 6

Lakeland McKeel Academy at Berkeley Prep, 6:30

Bloomingdale at Alonso, 7

East Bay at Spoto, 7

Middleton at Jefferson, 7

Freedom at Gaither, 7

Newsome at Wharton, 7

Lennard at Strawberry Crest, 7

Sumner at Durant, 7

Plant at Riverview, 7

Brandon at Armwood, 7

Lakeland at Plant City, 7

Blake at King, 7

Pasco County

Academy at the Lakes at Carrollwood Day, 4:30

River Ridge at Pasco, 6

Osceola at Land O’ Lakes, 7

Gulf at Dunedin, 7

Wesley Chapel at Wiregrass Ranch, 7

Sunlake at Mitchell, 8

Pinellas County

St. Petersburg Catholic at Lakeside Christian, 3:30

Largo at Boca Ciega, 4

St. Petersburg at Canterbury, 6

Hollins at East Lake, 7

Osceola at Land O’ Lakes, 7

Gulf at Dunedin, 7

Seminole at Pinellas Park, 7

Lakewood at Tarpon Springs, 7