Softball: Class 7A state final preview — May 26

State Semifinals

All games are played at Legends Way Fields in Clermont. Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 the day of the game. Parking is $10 for cars and $25 for buses

Class 7A

Wellington (20-2-1) vs. Plant (26-4), 7 p.m., tonight

How they got here: Wellington d. Wellington Palm Beach Central 11-1, d. Port St. Lucie Centennial 2-0, d. Jupiter 2-1. Plant d. Newsome 5-2, d. Steinbrenner 5-3, d. Windermere 8-3.

Stat Leaders
Batting averageJordan White, .483Addison Swink, .460
Home runsTwo tied with fourThree tied with three
RBIsJordan White, 27Addison Swink, 27
ERAJordan White, 1.79Addison Swink, 1.01
StrikeoutsVictoria Payne, 81Cassidy Masters, 136


Plant is in the state semifinals for just the third time in school history, the last one coming 23 years ago. The Panthers, ranked second in the class by MaxPreps, have plenty of momentum with 18 straight wins heading into tonight’s semifinal matchup. They also know how to prevail in close contests, winning five of their last eight games by two runs or less. Wellington, ranked third in the class, is 8-0-1 in its last nine games, including five straight victories. Defense has played a big role with the Wolverines allowing just two runs in their last two games.