’s senior season on the Lake Placid High School softball team can be summed up with the phrase ‘quality over quantity.’
With an abundance of pitchers on the team, Thomas’s playing time has been limited, but she’s done a solid job in her few appearances.
“She’s a pitcher and we have five pitchers on the squad, so she hasn’t been able to pitch a lot, but when she’s come in she’s pitched well. She’s done good,” said Lake Placid Coach Gus Diez, whose team was in the midst of one of its best seasons in school history with a 16-7 record as the Dragons neared the end of the regular season in April.
Lake Placid’s resume includes wins against Immokalee and Okeechobee, two of the area’s stronger team, as well as spoiling Moore Haven’s senior night with a convincing win.
Thomas’s top performance in the circle came April 5 when she notched a victory against Tenoroc with just two earned runs. She tossed five innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts.
Thomas has had only a handful of trips to the plate, but similar to her pitching, she’s made the most of her opportunities. She had an RBI in a win against Clewiston and she had a hit and scored a run against Tenoroc.
Lake Placid was slated to host senior night for the team’s five seniors April 20 against Southwest Florida Christian.
After the season, Thomas will be ready to turn the tassel and take the next step in her academic career, which will be as a student at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton, Ga.
“It’s been fun; I just can’t wait to graduate,” she said.