State softball capsule | Bayshore (23-4) vs. Belleview (25-5)

May 9, 2014 

State softball | Bayshore (23-4) vs. Belleview (25-5)

Belleview

Head coach: Gary Greer

How they got here: District 5 runner-up; beat Lecanto (11-0), Crystal River (15-0) and Brooksville Hernando (18-4).

Players to watch: Alexis Day has been a big-time threat, batting .517 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs, nine triples, seven doubles and 55 runs. She is also 37-for-37 on steal attempts. ... Freshman Jamie Adams has handled the pitching, twirling a 21-3 record and 1.56 ERA.

Of note: Belleview lost the District 5 championship game to Ocala Lake Weir, the same team Belleview beat 10-2 during the regular season...The Rattlers lost the 5A state final (6-4) to Plantation American Heritage in 2012...Belleview has no seniors on its roster. It does have six juniors, four sophomores and five freshmen.

Bayshore

Head coach: Frank Luther

How they got here: District 10 champion; beat Tampa Middleton (15-0), St. Petersburg Lakewood (3-1) and Wauchula Hardee (6-0).

Players to watch: LaShara James is in the midst of another big season, batting .600 with eight home runs, 43 RBIs, six triples and seven doubles while scoring 53 runs. She is 29-for-32 in steal attempts. ... Miriam Schmoll, a freshman, is 16-3 with a 1.27 ERA and 199 strikeouts in 126 2/3 innings. She has also hit five home runs and is hitting .449 with 30 RBIs.

Of note: Bayshore has outscored its five postseason opponents 38-1. ... Staley is headed to Flagler next year on a softball scholarship, and Schmoll has already committed to USF.

-- John Lembo, Herald sports writer

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