The Land O’ Lakes Little League won the Sectional 4 softball championship for players ages 9 and 10 with a 5-2 victory against Plant City on July 15.
Land O’ Lakes hosted the sectional tournament, where the home squad went 3-0 after going 4-0 to win the District 25 title at New Tampa on July 3. The title qualifies the Central Pasco County program for states.
Callie Turner pitched the first four innings with nine strikeouts for Land O’ Lakes in the sectional finals. Lexi Kilfoyl closed the contest.
Land O’ Lakes needed a fifth-inning rally to win the contest, which was started with a lead-off walk from Jenna Gabrielli, followed by a single from Turner.
Asia Thomas smacked an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. Kilfoyl put Land O’ Lakes up for good with a two-run double. Emily Bowling brought Kilfoyl home later in the inning for the contest’s final score.
Players on the squad include Kimmie Cheung, Vanessa Alexander, Gianna Degrace, Prestine Carter, Morgan Boudreau, Bianca Potts, Anna Rawls, Bowling, Gabrielli, Turner, Kilfoyl and Thomas. Manager Homer Kilfoyl and coaches Dan DeGrace and Darin Kilfoyl lead the team.
Land O’ Lakes traveled to Viera last weekend for the state tournament, but results were not available by press time.