Have you ever been compiling softball stats and thought: man, there's a lot of Courtneys out there?
Really, you haven't?
Maybe it's just me.
Maybe I need a spring break.
The point is: what name actually produces the best stats? Accounts for the best players? Would be great to name your daughter, if you want her to grow up and be a star?
Oh, stop it. Like you've never had any of these thoughts?
Here's the results for those of you who have.
Who: Dittman (Sunlake, right), Adamo (Land O'Lakes), Crews (Zephyrhills)
Stats: 104-for-194, .536 batting average, 25 doubles, 15 triples, eight homers
Interesting note: This wasn't even close. In fact, I challenge anyone to find a better threesome of Samanthas in the whole wide world. Go ahead, I'll wait — it's spring break.
Who: Dougherty and Radke (Mitchell), Durbin (Sunlake), Brandt (Pasco), Riddle (Hernando Christian)
Stats: 96 hits, 257 at-bats (.373 batting average), 14 doubles, 10 triples, two homers, 47 RBIs
Interesting note: Cortney Radke, above, spells her name without a U. Courtney Durbin has a twin who also makes it on this list later. Lord, I need a spring break bad.
Who: Simon (River Ridge), Jones (Sunlake), Burchfield (Pasco), Hill (Gulf)
Stats: 71-for-177, .401 BA, nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 35 RBIs
Interesting note: The Sarahs (Hill spells hers Sara) have four games of three RBIs or more — three by Simon and one by Jones.
Who: Sfraga (Land O'Lakes), Gonzalez (Zephyrhills), Durbin (Sunlake), Newsome (Pasco)
Stats: 65-for-181, .359 BA, eight doubles, two triples, two homers, 31 RBIs
Interesting note: I'll say it: Meghan Durbin (pitcher) and Megan Newsome (catcher) are the best battery in Tampa Bay with the same first name except that one is spelled differently. Book it!
Who: Smith (Land O'Lakes, right), Pasquale (Zephyrhills), Thompson (Gulf)
Stats: 42-for-110, .381 BA, 18 doubles, two triples, 32 RBIs
Interesting note: Ms. Smith spells her name Loren, so I kind of feel like I'm cheating. Oh, and Thompson has only three at-bats, but has scored 11 times. So more cheating.
Who: Morris (River Ridge, right), Manuel (HCA)
Stats: 59-for-126, .468 BA, 10 doubles, five triples, two homers, 38 RBIs
Interesting note: The Madisons have combined for 20 multiple-hit games, and each of their teams is 17-4. Coincidence? We think not.
Who: Tamburri (River Ridge), Figueredo (Land O'Lakes), Santoli (Gulf)
Stats: 62-for-159, .389 BA, seven doubles, four triples, one homer, 41 RBIs
Interesting note: When Tamburri and Santoli played against each other, they combined for only one hit.
Who: Orta (Sunlake), Antczak (Nature Coast), Fryar (Academy at the Lakes), Pinkston (Zephyrhills)
Stats: 43-for-145, .296 BA, 36 RBIs, five doubles, four triples, one homer
Interesting note: If Orta hadn't gotten hurt on March 13, this is clearly a No. 3 name.