Lennard sends off seniors

Published on: May 2, 2019

The Lennard Longhorns baseball squad honored its senior players last week

Above are Lennard senior baseball players in their last regular-season home game at The Corral, prior to an 8-1 loss to Plant City last week. Front row, from left: Adrian Munoz, Yazael Munoz, Cameron Lassalle, Randy Tavaras, Edward Tarrant, Levi Montero, Jordan Rutherford and Alex Williams. Back row: Evan Barwell, Tyler John, Hayden Hensley and Deuce Waller. The seniors are part of coach Kennedy Duran’s record-setting season. The district-winning Longhorns open one-and-done playoffs after closing their regular season with two road games. The first playoff game is set for May 7 against Brandon at 5 p.m. at Tampa Bay Tech. The winner advances to a May 9 game at TBT against the winner of Armwood and Braden River.

A 2016 Lennard graduate, Stephen Nelson, sings the national anthem prior to last week’s Lennard vs. Plant City game, which honored Lennard seniors in front of a large home crowd.

Lennard’s Kaitlyn Sigmundi makes an unsuccessful bunt attempt in Lady Longhorns 11-0 mercy-rule loss to Plant City last week. The Raiders’ Ashley Blessin tossed a no-hitter. Now, the Longhorns, reportedly, face Brandon (after press time) on April 30 in the first round of the playoffs. The Longhorns completed the regular season tied for first place with Braden River in District 9.

The Lennard Longhorns 2019 baseball team lines up in front of a large crowd for its last national anthem at Lennard this season. Lennard head coach Kennedy Duran is at far left near home plate. Lennard fell in a non-district loss to Plant City, 8-1, as Raiders’ Parker Messick threw a two-hitter, struck out 17 Longhorns, and hit a home run. Plant City, 20-2 overall, and winners of District 6 at 7-1, enters playoffs in a separate bracket but could face Longhorns again if both keep winning in post-season.