Mustang softball season ends in extra innings

Maddie Mercer – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Softball team lost 1-0 against Plant City in the Class 8A Region 3 final.  The game ended after 11 innings.

LRHS senior Logan Newton pitched all 11 innings. She struck out 15 and walked three.  Newton’s fourth pitch with two outs in the top of the 11th inning clipped junior Morgan Cummins’ glove, allowing a Plant runner to score from third base.

Middle infielder Kailey Christian said it was a tense contest.

“The intensity was very high'” she said. “I thought we played well even though we didn’t get the win.”

The Mustangs had a pitcher’s duel.  Plant City’s Ashley Blessin struck out 15 without surrounding a run.  The Mustangs finished the year 27-3.