Softball: Pinellas County Class 3A state semifinal breakdown — May 25

State semifinals

All games are played at Legends Way Fields in Clermont. Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 the day of the game. Parking is $10 for cars and $25 for buses

Class 3A

Calvary Christian (22-6) vs. Baldwin (26-2), 2 p.m., today

How they got here: Calvary Christian d. Frostproof 11-3, d. Parrish Community 2-0, d. Academy of the Holy Names 10-3. Baldwin d. Episcopal School of Jacksonville 2-1, d. FSU High 12-0, d. Keystone Heights 3-2. 

Stat leaders

CategoryCalvary ChristianBaldwin
Batting averageMorgen Talley, .487Cali Hartung, .443
Home runsMorgen Talley, 8Kayla Robinson, 5
RBIsMorgen Talley, 33Two tied with 25.
ERAMorgen Talley, 1.10Piper Young, 1.32
StrikeoutsMorgen Talley, 119Piper Young, 132

Outlook

The Warriors, who are ranked third in the class by MaxPreps, are in the state semifinals for the first time. But this is not the first appearance for four starters – Mackenzie Bergstrom, Payton Cushman, Irianis Garcia and Morgen Talley – all of whom won the Class 2A state title at Canterbury a year ago before deciding to play for Calvary Christian this season. The Warriors earned the trip exacting revenge on Parrish Community, the team that beat them in the district final, by winning in the region region semifinal, then getting past defending state champion Academy of the Holy Names in the region final. Offensively, Calvary Christian can do some damage. After all, the Warriors have reached double digits in scoring in four of their past five wins. Still, it will not be easy in the state semifinals. Baldwin is ranked second in the class and 10th overall in the state by MaxPreps.