March 27, 2024

Mount Dora’s Addison Ganus Carries Mount Dora Softball Past Lake Minneola 4-1 FINAL

1.2 min read| Published On: March 27th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Mount Dora’s Addison Ganus Carries Mount Dora Softball Past Lake Minneola 4-1 FINAL

1.2 min read| Published On: March 27th, 2024|

What a performance Addison Ganus put in the other night! The sophomore pitcher struck out 11 batters as the right-handed pitcher led the Lady Hurricanes past Lake Minneola 4-1. The win was a big momentum boost for Mount Dora, which had been in a slump recently, losing their last 3 out of 4 games against Tavares, The Villages, and South Lake.

Ganus allowed two hits and one run over seven innings of work while walking four batters. The Lady Canes were the first to get on the board in the third when Lacey Jones singled, scoring one run. Ganus leads the Hurricanes with 23 strikeouts and has only surrendered 8 earned runs all year.

Lake Minneola would tie the game 1-1 in the top of the 4th after a home run, but that is as close as Lake Minneola would get. Mount Dora would jump back to the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning after Kaleigh Casey doubled, and Aspen Thompson singled, each scoring one run.

Carly Durden went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead Mount Dora in hits. Casey Durden, Jones, and Thompson each drove in one run for Mount Dora High. The Lady Canes took the victory 4-1 and improve to 5-6 on the season. Keep in mind this team is very young. We look forward to seeing how this team continues to evolve. They have some tough District games upcoming with Umatilla and Windermere Prep.

Next up for Mount Dora High School will be a game against South Lake on Monday. South Lake comes in at 8-4 on the season. They have been impressive and even beat Mount Dora 17-5 the last time they played. Look for Mount Dora to keep it much closer on Monday.

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    Terry Ganus March 28, 2024 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the write up. We actually beat Tavares18-16.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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