The Windermere High School varsity softball team became the Class 7A, District 5, champion after facing West Orange from the opposite side of the diamond Thursday, May 4.
Currently, the Lady Wolverines own a 22-3 overall season record and a 3-0 district record — which place them as seed No. 1 in their district.
Windermere right handed pitcher Lexi King led the Lady Wolverines from the pitcher’s mount through all the seven innings, allowing only four hits and three runs while striking out three.
Offensively, Ariana Lara led the team with a .667 batting average, two hits and two RBIs. Kaitlyn Defranco, Emilie Ching, Mollie Downes and Sophie Sheik all contributed to the win by reaching home at least once during the game.
Despite an eventful third inning where the Lady Warriors took the lead 3-0, the Lady Wolverines were able to reach home four times during the top of the fifth inning and a final time during the top of the sixth inning.
Both Windermere and West Orange advanced to the regional quarterfinals. Windermere will play East Ridge at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Plant High School while West Orange will face Sarasota at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the same location.