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466960 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-04-22 01:42:46.0 UTC 2008-04-21T21:42:46.000-04:00 hillsborough-softball-region-quarterfinals-preview Published 2008-04-22 03:04:50.0 UTC 2008-04-21T23:04:50.000-04:00 sports/softballpreps DTI 38283688 Class 6A Plant City (15-4) at Countryside (22-4) When/where: 7 p.m., Clearwater Recreation Center Inside pitch: Plant City catcher Kendall Dawson is batting .440 and has eight doubles. Amanda Alba and Kayce Hart each own on-base percentages above .400. Gaither (21-7) at Durant (22-5) When: 7 p.m. Inside pitch: Durant has allowed a combined 15 runs in its past 11 games, all wins. Gaither possesses a .323 team batting average. Three Cowboy players — Lauren Elgar, Katie Forbes and Morgan Grove — are hitting .426 or better. Class 5A Bloomingdale (18-8) at River Ridge (18-6) When: 7 p.m. Inside pitch: Seven of Bloomingdale's losses came against playoff-bound teams — Durant, Gaither, Lake Mary, Newsome and Plant. The Bulls' lineup has produced 70 extra-base hits. Land O'Lakes (18-3) at Newsome (18-7) When: 7 p.m. Inside pitch: The Gators started the season 13-0. Newsome has lost only twice since March 4, a span of 13 games. The Wolves have outscored opponents 256-75. As a team, Newsome has recorded 228 RBIs, led by Ally Ledenham with 36. Plant (21-4) at East Lake (17-6) When: 7 p.m. Inside pitch: Plant averages nearly 10 runs per game and has a .425 team batting average. The Panthers have 24 triples. In its four losses, Plant allowed a combined 21 runs. In its wins, it allowed only 30. Pinellas Park (19-8) at Chamberlain (22-4) When: 4 p.m. Inside pitch: The nationally ranked Chiefs have reached the state semifinals five times this decade. Chamberlain, which has a staff ERA of 1.04, has allowed only 20 earned runs in 2008. Class 3A Holy Names (15-5) at Fort Myers Bishop Verot (15-11) When: 7 p.m. Inside pitch: Three of Holy Names' five losses have been to St. Petersburg Catholic. The Jaguars have outscored everyone else 128-55. Catcher Becky Vyzas and outfielder Alex Valdes are each batting above .500 and have combined for eight triples, 11 doubles and 40 RBIs. Class 2A Winter Haven All Saints' (14-11) at Tampa Prep (12-5) When: 7 p.m., University of Tampa Inside pitch: Terrapins hurler Kirsten Kelsey is 11-4 with a 1.09 ERA. She has 14 complete games. Kelsey also leads Tampa Prep with a .370 batting average. Dana Malinowski is next (.362), but as a team the Terps are hitting only .255. Class A Bayshore Christian (6-11) at Seffner Christian (7-9) When: 4 p.m. Inside pitch: Seffner Christian won the teams' regular-season meeting 25-6. The Crusaders have won three straight games. Seffner's Nicci Hopps leads the team in batting (.692), hits (36) and RBIs (26). Lakeland Sonrise Christian (9-5) at Cambridge (9-9) When: 4 p.m. Inside pitch: Cambridge enters the playoffs after having won its 14th straight district title. The Lancers have a team on-base percentage of .429. Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer Keith Niebuhr, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,Preps,Sports Hillsborough: Softball region quarterfinals preview Keith Niebuhr 2STC Sports 2 Star dhvrppmxttnp dhvrp Softball| Region quarterfinals Hillsborough 6 hil_softballcaps042208 2008-04-22 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-04-22T00:00:00.000-04:00 Pitcher Katie Forbes is hitting above .426 for Gaither, which has a .323 team batting average. resources/images/dti/2008/04/c2s_softball042208_20189a.jpg \uFEFFJIM DAMASKE | Times resources/images/dti/rendered/2008/04/c2s_softball042208_20189a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2008/04/c2s_softball042208_20189a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/04/21/38283688-hillsborough-softball-region-quarterfinals-preview StaffArticle sports,prepsHigh School SportsClass 6APlant City (15-4) at Countryside (22-4)Hillsborough,Preps,SportsHillsborough,Preps,Sports<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">KEITH NIEBUHR</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2281047 2016-06-10 13:00:00.0 UTC 2 Months Ago tampa-bay-times-all-hillsborough-county-softball-teams sports/softballpreps Tampa Bay Times' all-Hillsborough County softball teams StaffArticle 2288064 2016-08-04 01:23:10.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago baseball-softball-in-for-20 sports Baseball, softball in for '20 StaffArticle 2282207 2016-06-18 01:45:10.0 UTC 2 Months Ago tampa-bay-times-all-tampa-bay-softball-teams sports/softballpreps Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay softball teams StaffArticle <p><b>Class 6A</b></p> <p><b>Plant City (15-4) </b><b>at Countryside (</b><b>22-4)</b></p> <p><b>When/where: </b>7 p.m., Clearwater Recreation Center</p> <p><b>Inside pitch:</b> Plant City catcher Kendall Dawson is batting .440 and has eight doubles. Amanda Alba and Kayce Hart each own on-base percentages above .400.</p> <p><b>Gaither (21-7) at Durant (22-5)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch:</b> Durant has allowed a combined 15 runs in its past 11 games, all wins. Gaither possesses a .323 team batting average. Three Cowboy players — Lauren Elgar, Katie Forbes and Morgan Grove — are hitting .426 or better.</p> <p><b>Class 5A</b></p> <p><b>Bloomingdale (18-8) </b><b>at River Ridge </b><b>(18-6)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch:</b> Seven of Bloomingdale's losses came against playoff-bound teams — Durant, Gaither, Lake Mary, Newsome and Plant. The Bulls' lineup has produced 70 extra-base hits.</p> <p><b>Land O'Lakes (18-3) </b><b>at Newsome (</b><b>18-7)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch: </b>The Gators started the season 13-0. Newsome has lost only twice since March 4, a span of 13 games. The Wolves have outscored opponents 256-75. As a team, Newsome has recorded 228 RBIs, led by Ally Ledenham with 36.</p> <p><b>Plant (21-4) at East Lake (17-6)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch: </b>Plant averages nearly 10 runs per game and has a .425 team batting average. The Panthers have 24 triples. In its four losses, Plant allowed a combined 21 runs. In its wins, it allowed only 30.</p> <p><b>Pinellas Park (19-8) </b><b>at Chamberlain </b><b>(22-4)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>4 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch: </b>The nationally ranked Chiefs have reached the state semifinals five times this decade. Chamberlain, which has a staff ERA of 1.04, has allowed only 20 earned runs in 2008.</p> <p><b>Class 3A</b></p> <p><b>Holy Names (15-5) at </b><b>Fort M</b><b>yers Bishop Verot (15-11)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch: </b>Three of Holy Names' five losses have been to St. Petersburg Catholic. The Jaguars have outscored everyone else 128-55. Catcher Becky Vyzas and outfielder Alex Valdes are each batting above .500 and have combined for eight triples, 11 doubles and 40 RBIs.</p> <p><b>Class 2A</b></p> <p><b>Winter Haven All Saints' (14-11) at Tampa Prep (12-5)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>7 p.m., University of Tampa</p> <p><b>Inside pitch: </b>Terrapins hurler Kirsten Kelsey is 11-4 with a 1.09 ERA. She has 14 complete games. Kelsey also leads Tampa Prep with a .370 batting average. Dana Malinowski is next (.362), but as a team the Terps are hitting only .255.</p> <p><b>Class A</b></p> <p><b>Bayshore Christian (6-11) </b><br /><br /><b>at Seffner Christian (7-9)</b></p> <p><b>When: </b>4 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch:</b> Seffner Christian won the teams' regular-season meeting 25-6. The Crusaders have won three straight games. Seffner's Nicci Hopps leads the team in batting (.692), hits (36) and RBIs (26).</p> <p><b>Lakeland Sonrise Christian </b><b>(9-5</b><b>) at Cambridge (9-9)</b></p> <p><b>When:</b> 4 p.m.</p> <p><b>Inside pitch:</b> Cambridge enters the playoffs after having won its 14th straight district title. The Lancers have a team on-base percentage of .429.</p> <p><i>Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer</i></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:33:05