Tampa Mustangs TJ captured the 16-Under Super Champions bracket of the 198-team Scenic City Softball Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by winning 10 games during the four-day event.
In the championship game, the Tampa Mustangs TJ blanked Georgia Impact Stewart, 5-0. Coached by Lakewood Ranch High softball coach T.J. Goelz, Tampa Mustangs TJ defeated Firecrackers Alabama Payne, 2-1, in the semifinals.
Lakewood Ranch High players contributed to the tournament victory. Pitcher Payton Kinney went 6-0 with one save, a 1.11 earned run earned run average and 29 strikeouts in the circle while Brooklyn Lucero went 4-1 with two saves and 19 strikeouts. Taylor Woodring hit .333 with three runs batted in and Avery Goelz, the 2018 HTPreps Softball Player of the Year, had three doubles, a triple, a home run and seven RBI.