After some great games yesterday, the 4A Florida Final Four Softball Championship promises to provide just as much entertainment today. Also, tonight, we have the championship games for both 2A and 3A! Let’s break down the 4A Final Four!

Game 1: No. 1 Eustis vs. No. 4 LaBelle


  • Key Players: Ciara Maple (.478 batting average), Jensen Luke (5 home runs), Skyler Cloud (1.79 ERA, 133 strikeouts).
  • Path to the Final Four: Eustis advanced by defeating Eau Gallie 6-2 in the Region Final. Brooklyn Powhida and Emery Luke each contributed 2 RBIs, while Carson Roden and Skyler Cloud split pitching duties, allowing just one earned run and striking out five.


  • Key Players: Marissa Burchard (.488 batting average, 8 home runs), Carli Spencer (1.18 ERA, .409 batting average), Abby Hicks (1.82 ERA), Payton Crews (2.92 ERA).
  • Path to the Final Four: LaBelle secured their spot by defeating Clearwater 10-2. Emorie Anderson was instrumental, going 2-4 with 3 RBIs, and Calia White went 3-4. Hicks and Crews combined to secure the win in the circle.

Matchup Analysis: This semifinal features Eustis’ balanced offense and solid pitching against LaBelle’s versatile lineup and multiple pitching options. Eustis relies on Ciara Maple and Jensen Luke for offensive production, while Skyler Cloud provides stability in the circle. LaBelle counters with Marissa Burchard’s power and Carli Spencer’s dual-threat ability, both at the plate and in the circle.

Prediction: Eustis enters as the favorite, given their top seeding and consistent performances. However, LaBelle’s depth and flexibility in pitching make them a tough out. To secure a win, Eustis must capitalize on their offensive opportunities and maintain strong pitching. LaBelle will look to leverage their hitting power and pitch effectively to contain Eustis’ lineup.

Game 2: No. 2 Baker County vs. No. 3 American Heritage

Baker County:

  • Key Players: Baleigh Shields (.468 batting average, 4 home runs, 23 RBIs), Chloe Woods (1.29 ERA, 125 strikeouts).
  • Path to the Final Four: Baker County advanced by defeating Wakulla 6-2 in the Region Final. Haley Marker had a standout performance, going 3-4 with an RBI, and Baleigh Shields added 2 RBIs. Rylee Walker and Chloe Woods combined to secure the win in the circle.

American Heritage:

  • Key Players: Analie Diaz (.419 batting average), Koda Travers (2.30 ERA).
  • Path to the Final Four: American Heritage reached the Final Four by defeating Jensen Beach 3-2. Bria Villano and Koda Travers both went 2-4, with Travers impressively striking out 10 to secure the win in the circle.

Matchup Analysis: This game highlights Baker County’s strong hitting and effective pitching against American Heritage’s solid lineup and dependable pitching. Baleigh Shields leads Baker County’s offense, and Chloe Woods anchors the pitching staff. Analie Diaz and Koda Travers are key contributors offensively and defensively for American Heritage.

Prediction: Baker County’s balanced attack and strong pitching make them the favorite heading into today’s game. American Heritage’s success will depend on Travers’ ability to dominate in the circle and contain Baker County’s offense. Both teams have the talent and determination to advance to the championship game.

Overall, fans can expect thrilling action and top-tier performances as these four teams compete for a chance to claim the 4A Florida state title.