With districts just a week away, the Westminster Christian softball team is getting hot at the right time.
Having recently celebrated coach Scott Doan’s 500th win, the visiting Warriors (16-4) beat defending Class 5A state champion Plantation American Heritage 2-0 on Monday.
Pitcher Kelli Kleis pitched a complete game shutout while striking out seven Patriots and giving up just three hits to improve her record to 13-4.
The Warriors scored once in the first and again in the third off American Heritage starter Madison Canby, and that proved to be all they would need.
Kaitlyne Musa went 3 for 4 and Brittany Husk went 2 for 3 to set the pace offensively for Westminster Christian, which registered 10 total hits against American Heritage (17-3).
Westminster Christian 2, Plantation American Heritage 0
WP: Kelli Kleis (13-4). LP: Madison Canby. Top performers: Kaitlyne Musa 3-4. Brittany Husk 2-3. Kleis CG 7 IP, 3 H, 7 K. WC 16-4. AHP 17-3.
Two Miami Dade County softball players have decided where they’ll be playing their college ball.
Goleman pitcher and outfielder Francis Santos signed with Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Ga., and Mater Academy shortstop Kassandra Ordoqui accepted a scholarship to play for Miami-Dade College.
Arcbishop Curley traveled up I-95 to pay Boca Raton St. Andrew’s a visit and came away with an extra-inning 6-4 win.
Nick Salow earned the win, striking out seven of the eight batters he retired in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Archbishop Curley 6, Boca Raton St. Andrew’s 4 (8)
WP: Nick Salow. Top performers: Salow 7 K, 2 2/3 IP. Ezequiel Araujo HR, 3 R. Jordi Herrera HR, 3 RBI. Jethro Galeano 3 H, 2 R.
Palmetto 7, Coral Park 2
WP: Nick Gruener (5-0). LP: Felix Zabala. Top performers: Johnny Perez 2-3, 2 RBI. Gruener 1-2; 6 K, H, 0 BB, 4 IP. PAL 10-9.
Palmer Trinity 7, Ransom Everglades 5
WP: Matt Roberts (5-1). LP: Ryan Moralejo. Top performers: Gio Soto 3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB. Dustin Philipp 1-3, R, 2 RBI. Keith Macaulay 1-3, 2 RBI, double. PT 10-9.
Late Saturday — Hialeah 5, Coral Gables 2
WP: Nestor Cortes (3-3). LP: Orlando Rodriguez. Top performers: Cortes CG, 12 K; 2-3, double. Jonathan Diaz 1-2, RBI. Alian Silva 1-3, RBI. HIA 15-5.
Late Saturday — Miami Christian 9, Jackson 8 (8)
WP: JC Llaser. Top performers: Johan Porras 1-4, 3 RBI. Ernie Angueria 2-4, RBI. Laz Gonzalez 1-5, HR, 2 RBI.
Late Saturday — Gulliver 7, Florida Christian 3