Lutz softball continues to fine-tune its offerings

Following a successful spring campaign, Lutz Softball is gearing up for another season of fastpitch softball next month — with a number of recent additions and upgrades. Formerly known as the Lutz Leaguerettes, the ages 4 to 18 recreational girls softball organization has expanded its fastpitch offerings since scrapping slowpitch play altogether a few years ago. The league has introduced a … [Read more...]

Super Saturday offers a swingin’ good time

It might’ve been April Fool’s Day, but this softball event was no joke. It’s called Super Saturday, and it’s an annual fundraiser for Lutz Softball, a recreational fast-pitch league for girls ages 5 through 18. On April 1, several hundred softball families gathered to cheer on more than 20 teams, soaking in the daylong festivities at the Oscar Cooler Youth Sports Complex. Besides a … [Read more...]

Burglars can’t steal softball league’s spirit

Lutz Softball Inc., formerly known as the Lutz Leaguerettes, isn’t going to let a recent burglary ruin its season. While still picking up the pieces from a March 8 break-in, the league is moving forward with practices and games, as usual. “We are not going to have the girls suffer,” said Mike Cook, president of Lutz Softball. “We’re still going to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off, … [Read more...]

Facility upgrades highlight Leaguerettes 2017 season

Coming off a calendar year of fast-pitch softball, the Lutz Leaguerettes have taken another step forward. The girls recreational softball league recently announced the completion of several new capital improvement projects at both Oscar Cooler and Nye parks. Some of the highlights: Field refurbishments, including new clay and magnetic break-free bases on all five fields Outdoor … [Read more...]

No more slow-pitch softball for Lutz Leaguerettes

After 37 years, the Lutz Leaguerettes girls’ softball organization has discontinued its slow-pitch leagues. The decision was made due to dwindling registration figures, and an overwhelming preference for fast-pitch, which was first introduced in the spring. A survey and questionnaire by players and parents showed a 92-to-4 vote in favor of fast-pitch over slow-pitch, said Mike Cook, … [Read more...]

Girls fast-pitch coming to Lutz

Dwindling registration in recent years has prompted the Lutz Leaguerettes girls’ softball organization to add a recreational fast-pitch league for the first time in its 37-year history. The league expects 15 teams, across four age groups, and the deadline for registrations is Feb. 1. The Lutz Leaguerettes, a nonprofit organization, has provided slow-pitch softball to girls ages 5 to 18, … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes softball completes dominating season

  After going 13-13 in his first year coaching the Land O' Lakes High School softball team, there was probably an expectation of improvement and becoming more competitive in his second season. But nobody expected a 24-3 record. Not even the team’s coach. I knew we'd be a lot better. I didn't know our record would be this much better," said Mitch Wilkins. But the Gators really were … [Read more...]