PALMETTO — Kailey Christian tossed a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead Lakewood Ranch High (6-1), the No. 2-ranked team in the state in Class 8A, to a 6-0 victory over Palmetto High.
Olivia Danko led the Mustangs' offense with three hits, while Avery Goelz was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 6, PALMETTO 0
Game at: Palmetto High.
Leading hitters: LR, Avery Goelz (2-4, HR, 2RBI); Kailey Christian (2-3); Olivia Danko (3-4).
Pitching: Kailey Christian (WP, 6IP 1H 10K).
Record: Lakewood Ranch (6-1).
Up next: Lakewood Ranch plays in the Champions Invitational Tournament at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park.
Of note: Lakewood Ranch is ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 8A.
LEMON BAY 10, SARASOTA CHRISTIAN 2
Game at: Lemon Bay, Englewood.
Top hitters: Gracie Mullet (2-3), McKenzie Clark (3-3), Sarah Miller (1-2).
Record: Sarasota Christian (5-3, 2-0).
Next game: St. Pete Northside Christian at Sarasota Christian, Thursday, 4 p.m.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 12, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 10
Game at: Bradenton Christian.
Leading hitters: SS, Julia Dodge (3-4 2RBI), Alex Call (3-5), Ella Dodge (3-5 RBI), Amy Woodworth (2-4 RBI), Sydney Ashley (2-5 3RBI).
Pitching: SS, Ella Dodge (4 IP 10H 7R 2BB), Amy Woodworth (3 IP 4H 3R 4H 0BB).
Up next: Out of Door Academy at Saint Stephen's, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Of note: In the top of the 7th inning when the score was tied 9-9, senior Sydney Ashley hit a two-run single putting the Falcons up 11-9.
SOUTHEAST 15, ST. PETERSBURG LAKEWOOD 0
(4 innings, 10-run rule)
Game at: Lakewood St. Petersburg.
Leading hitters: SE, Faith Bruce (2-3), Shaylene Holt (2-2), Cameron Cowell (2-3, HR).
Pitching: SE, Faith Bruce (W, 4IP, 10K, 1BB).
Records: Southeast (5-3, 4-0).
Of note: Game stopped after 4 innings because of 10-run rule.
Up next: Southeast vs. Bayshore, Thursday, 6 p.m.