Softball: 3A state final preview

Softball state finals

All games at Legends Way Ballfields in Clermont. Admission is $9 in advance, $12 on the day of the event. Parking is $10 for cars, $25 for buses. 

Academy of the Holy Names (18-5) vs. Windermere Prep (25-1), 7

How they got here: Academy of the Holy Names d. Parrish Community 8-0, d. Calvary Christian 8-0 (eight innings), d. Lakeland McKeel Academy 5-0, d. Miami Westminster Christian 11-4. Windermere Prep d. Ocala Trinity Catholic 4-2, d. Pierson Taylor 5-0, d. Orlando First Academy 4-3 (11 innings), d. Episcopal School of Jacksonville 4-0. 

Outlook: The streak continues. The Jaguars have won 13 straight to advance to the state championship game for the first time. In the semifinals, Academy of the Holy Names showed off a balanced attack with eight of the nine players in the lineup getting at least one hit. Rachael Petrarca and Camryn Feast each homered. The 11 runs the Jaguars scored against Miami Westminster Christian were the most they had in the past five games. The Lakers, ranked seventh in 3A by MaxPreps, have won 22 straight, though they have not faced near the caliber of competition Academy of the Holy Names has faced. Windermere Prep put together that impressive streak thanks to a defense and pitching staff that has allowed just 12 runs all season. 

Team leaders

CategoryAcademy of the Holy NamesWindermere Prep
Batting averageRachael Petrarca .486Mia Williams .561
RBIsCamryn Feast, Belle Sardja 21Madison Carr 35
Home runsRachael Petrarca 4Mia Williams 8
ERA Keala Hollenkamp 1.47Gracie Wallace 0.39
StrikeoutsBelle Sardja 86Gracie Wallace 319