Baseball: Class 3A state final breakdown — May 25

Here is the capsule for the area’s lone team in today’s 3A state final.

State finals

All games are played at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Tickets are $12 and are available via GoFan. Parking is $10 for cars and $50 for buses (cash only).  

Class 3A

Berkeley Prep (28-3) vs. North Broward Prep (22-9), 1 p.m., today

How they got here: Berkeley Prep d. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 6-2, d. Calvary Christian 4-1, d. Lakeland Christian 8-5, d. The Villages 2-0. North Broward Prep d. Coral Springs Charter 5-1, d. Miami Gulliver Prep 8-2, d. Miami Westminster Christian 14-12, d. West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman 1-0. 

Stat leaders

CategoryBerkeley PrepNorth Broward Prep
Batting averageCade Kurland, .478Jonathan Xuereb, .383
Home runsCade Kurland, 12Jonathan Xuereb, 6
RBIsJames Hankerson, 39Yoel Tejeda Jr., 29
ERAJT Quinn, 1.02Ryan McPherson, 1.45
StrikeoutsJT Quinn, 82Yoel Tejeda Jr., 90


The Buccaneers are after their first state title since 1976. In Tuesday’s semifinals, Berkeley Prep beat The Villages 2-0. JT Quinn, a Mississippi commit who will likely be selected within the first three rounds of the MLB amateur draft, threw a four-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Anthony Castillo went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. And Gunnett Carlson and Owen McElfatrick each drove in a run. The Buccaneers, ranked second in the class and sixth nationally by MaxPreps, have now won four straight and seven of their last eight games. North Broward Prep, ranked sixth in the class, is the defending 4A state champion that moved down in classification this year. The Eagles’ top player is Yoel Tejeda, a Florida commit who set the school record for career RBIs.