Sarah Crawford hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and Linda Ross drove in two runs to lead host Braden River to a 3-2 victory against Sarasota Riverview in the softball season opener for both teams.
Lexie Phelps earned the winning, striking out four and allowing two earned runs in seven innings.
Myah Moy paced the Pirates' offense, going 2 for 3.
Sarasota 7, Lakewood Ranch 0 -- Alex Oliver, Eric Scarlett and Reid Devitt swept the top three singles matches for the Sailors in the season opener for both teams. Lakewood Ranch plays host to Palmetto on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Southeast 6, Palmetto 1 -- Jake Mattraw won twice at No. 1 singles and doubles to lead the Seminoles in their opener.
Lakewood Ranch 6, Sarasota 1 -- Gia Cohen, Grace Hagopian, Natalia Vickovic and Morgan Lamarc earned singles victories as the Mustangs played their first match in Class 4A after winning the Class 3A state title last year.
SOUTHEAST 7, PALMETTO 0 -- Ruby Halfacre didn't lose a game at No. 4 singles and No. 1 Madelyn Kumar lost only two to lead the host Seminoles in the season opener. Southeast visits Bayshore on Thursday.
ST. PETERSBURG ADMIRAL FARRAGUT 63, SAINT STEPHEN'S 44 St. Pete Catholic -- Junior Jordon Murrell poured in 20 points and added five steals, but the Falcons (8-17 overall, 3-9 district) fell in the Class 3A-District 8 quarterfinals against Admiral Farragut at St. Petersburg Catholic. Jordan Edwards, a freshman, chipped in a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Nick Runde added 10 points and four blocks.