Softball around the lake

• The Moore Haven Lady Terriers softball team has the best record in the sport of the six schools around the lake. Three-quarters through their 2019 season the Lady Terriers have a 9-3 record, meaning they already have more wins than the whole of 2018 when the team went 8-8. The Lady Terriers started 2019 off by beating Glades Day 10-5 on Feb. 11, a team they lost twice to the previous year. With the final games of the regular season coming against Lake Placid and a rebuilding Okeechobee program, odds are the Lady Terriers finish strong. Moore Haven travels to Fort Myers to face Bishop Verot at 7 p.m. on April 15.


• The Glades Day Lady Gators were two games away from appearing in the state championship in 2018 and only one game away in 2017. The Lady Gators have been up and down throughout 2019, winning big at times but also getting blown out in other games. Glades Day swept Glades Central this year by double digits in both games. Up next the Lady Gators will make the trip to the top of the lake to face the Lady Brahmans in Okeechobee at 6:30 p.m. on April 16.


• The Okeechobee Lady Brahmans got off to a slow start in 2019, losing their first seven games. But they seemed to finally find their groove against South Fork on March 21, winning a blowout 10-1. That sparked a three-game inning streak that saw Okeechobee go on to beat Jensen Beach and Suncoast. The Lady Brahmans are in something of a rebuilding mode after losing a talented senior class in 2018. But as the young team gains more experience they could be right back to the program’s 2017 form when they won a district championship. Okeechobee will travel to Stuart to face Martin County at 6 p.m. on April 11.


• The Clewiston Lady Tigers have been able to beat up on some of the other lake area teams this, but have struggled at times to stay consistent. They came away with the win against Glades Central but have dropped their last five games since that victory. They’ll get an opportunity to turn things around when they host Avon Park at 6:30 p.m. on April 10.


• The Glades Central Lady Raiders’ struggles continued in 2019. They were swept by Glades Day and didn’t put up much resistance when Clewiston came to town and ran away with a 22-7 victory. The Lady Raiders will host a 1-11-1 Lake Worth team which is going through struggles of their own at 6:30 p.m. on April 10.


• The Pahokee Lady Blue Devils share a lot of similarities with Glades Central. Both teams are known nationally for their dominance on the football field, and both teams have had trouble fielding competitive softball teams. They’ll have their hands full when they travel to face Seminole Ridge at 6 p.m. on April 10.

Richard Marion is a staff writer and photographer at Lake Okeechobee News and can be reached at rmarion@newszap.com.

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