Zack Larson was a man on fire in last week’s Sarasota Baseball Classic leading the Mustangs to the semifinal round of their bracket, the program’s best finish ever in the event.
In his four tournament games, Larson was 9 for 15 with 10 RBIs, smacking a homer, triple and a double, in leading the Mustangs to three victories.
Lakewood Ranch also got a good effort from Seth McGarry, who was 6 for 14 and turned in several good pitching efforts.
Lakewood Ranch (11-3) gets back on track this week when it plays host to arch rival Braden River in a key Class 4A-District 10 game on Tuesday night. The Mustangs are 3-1 in district play while the Pirates come in at 4-2 (7-9 overall).
Braden River is led by Dakota Wilson, who tops the Pirates with a .524 batting average. Right behind him is Garrett Russini, who is hitting at a .409 clip. Dalton Busby (.316 BA) leads the team in RBIs with 10 and has scored a team high 13 runs.