There is serious talk that Braden River High will retire Courtney Mirabella's number. An announcement that her #3 will go up in the gym rafters could be forthcoming soon.
The flame throwing senior softball pitcher set a bevy of school records with her arm that very well could stand the test of time. She gave the Pirates a four year run that was the best in the history of the program.
By the way Alysaa Price, the Sarasota sophomore who hit the homer off a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the top of the seventh to send Tuesday night's region semifinal into extra innings, was 0 for 13 against Mirabella.
It led to the Sailors 2-1 upset. Sarasota had lost three times to Braden River, but all the games were close. 1-0, 2-0 and 4-2.
Mirabella finished her season with 288 strikeouts in 146.2 innings while compiling a 16-4 record with a 0.24 ERA. She hit an even .300 and was second on the team with 14 RBIs.