Friday, April 13, 2012

Mirabella among state leaders in strikeouts

Courtney Mirabella certainly gets the most out of her time on the mound, particularly when it come to striking out hitters.

With 191 strikeouts in 95 innings, the Braden River High junior is averaging 2.01 strikeouts per inning, which ranks her among the top three in the state, according to statistics published by Max Preps.

The righthander is efficient in every way possible. She has compiled a 1.12 ERA and is 13-2 for the Pirates, who head into next week's Class 7A-District-11 tournament as the top seeded team.

Braden River, which reached the State Final Four last year, opens play at home on Wednesday against the winner of the Venice-Port Charlotte game. Expect Mirabella to be on the mound.

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