April 16, 2024

Mount Dora Softball Freshman Peyton Kolva Having Terrific Year

1.1 min read| Published On: April 16th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Mount Dora Softball Freshman Peyton Kolva Having Terrific Year

1.1 min read| Published On: April 16th, 2024|

Peyton Kolva is just a freshman but she has had an immediate impact this year for the Mount Dora Lady Hurricanes softball team. Kolva is a 5’7″ utility player. She also is part of the basketball team.

Peyton has impressed many with how good she is at the plate. She is batting a .314 average. She has 16 hits which leads the Lady Hurricanes this year. She also has scored 20 runs which also leads the team in that category. Kolva has 2 doubles and 2 triples.

(Peyton Kolva – Photo Credit – Joe Ott Photography “Fan Zone”)

It’s safe to say that Peyton Kolva is one of Mount Dora High’s best young up-and-coming players and certainly one of the best players on the team. Peyton is not just getting it done in the batter’s box but in the field and running the bases as well.

Peyton has 7 steals this year and while that is 7 steals off of the leading base stealer Blakely Kite, that is very respectable for a freshman. Peyton also has a .880 fielding percentage. Peyton has had plenty of help from Addisson Ganus, an exciting sophomore who is averaging .412 and leads the team with 14 RBIs. Blakely Kite has scored 18 runs which is right on point with Peyton who has 20.

Another freshman who has been exciting is Carly Durden who has 15 runs scored. Durden is also a pitcher and has gotten some work this year behind Ganus and Casey. Mount Dora High is currently 8-9 on the season. They have a tough schedule to end the season but that should help them prepare for Districts that are coming up in just two weeks.

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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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