Mustangs advance in softball playoffs

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead

The LRHS softball team continues its playoff success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS varsity softball team advanced to the 7A Regional Finals by beating Newsome 15-4 Tuesday.

LRHS junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game allowing only four hits with two strikeouts. She also contributed offensively as she hit a triple and had two RBIs.

Coiner said, “Last night was very exciting because my team had my back on offense and defense throughout the whole game.”

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Senior Jillian Herbst also had a successful night going 4 for 5 with two homeruns and six RBIs.

Herbst explained, “We have come a long way since January, and I am so excited that we are coming closer to our end goal.”

Lakewood Ranch softball is ranked number one in the state according to MaxPreps and number 4 in the nation according to a USA Today Poll.

The Mustangs’ next game is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, May 14 at the LRHS Softball field.