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Daily sports memories: May 8-10

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Historically, these dates set the stage for big postseason victories in softball and baseball.
by: Ryan Kohn Sports Reporter

Daily Sports Memories is a new feature celebrating our area's great athletic achievements of the past while sports remain sidelined in the present. The below accomplishments all happened on May 7 of their given year. 

Lakewood Ranch High: On May 8, 2018, the Mustang softball team defeated East Lake High 7-0 in a regional semifinal. Infielder Taylor Woodring, then a sophomore, led the team with a double and three RBIs. 

Braden River High: On May 8, 2018, the Pirates softball team defeated Mitchell High 3-0 in a regional semifinal. Pitcher Maddie Lindsley, then a sophomore, threw a four-hit shutout. 

Sarasota High: On May 8, 2018, the Sailors baseball team defeated East Lake High 9-0 in a regional quarterfinal game. First baseman Evan Gibbs, then a sophomore, had a double and four RBIs in the win. 

Cardinal Mooney High: On May 9, 2019, the Cougars baseball team defeated Bishop Verot High 2-1 in a district championship game. Dylan Robertson, then a junior, had the game-winning two RBI single. 

Riverview High: On May 9, 2009, Rams boys hurdler Andre Booker, then a senior, finished third in the 300-meter hurdles (37.05 seconds) at the state track and field championship meet, which was held in Winter Park. 

Booker High: On May 8, 2009, the Tornadoes 100-meter relay team finished ninth (49.18 seconds) at the state track and field championship meet, which was held in Winter Park. 

 

I’m the sports reporter for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. I was born and raised in Olney, MD. My biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. My strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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