Softball: Class 3A state final breakdown — May 26

State finals

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 (23-6) vs. Hernando (25-4), 7 p.m., tonight

How they got here: Calvary Christian d. Frostproof 11-3, d. Parrish Community 2-0, d. Academy of the Holy Names 10-3, d. Baldwin 5-3 (eight innings). Hernando d. The Villages 10-0, d. Windermere Prep 5-1, South Sumter 5-1, d. Coral Springs Charter 3-1 (eight innings). 

Stat leaders

CategoryCalvary ChristianHernando
Batting averageMorgen Talley, .469Hannah Taylor, .495
Home runsMorgen Talley, 8Hannah Taylor, 6
RBIsMorgen Talley, 33Hannah Taylor, 51
ERAMackenzie Bergstrom, 1.18Ava Braswell, 1.34
StrikeoutsMorgen Talley, 132Ava Braswell, 103


Both teams are going after their first state title. This is the Leopards’ second straight title game appearance. In Tuesday’s semifinals, Hernando beat Coral Springs Charter 3-1 in nine innings. Sydney Cline went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored. Solaris Genberg had a key double and brought home two runs in the ninth inning. And Ava Braswell threw a seven-hitter, allowing one earned run while striking out seven. The win gives the Leopards plenty of confidence considering Coral Springs Charter entered as the top-ranked team in the class and the ninth-ranked team in the state by MaxPreps. The Warriors are in the finals for the first time. They got there by beating Baldwin 5-3 in eight innings in Tuesday’s other semifinal. Isabelle Doce, Irianis Garcia and Ava Planeta each had two hits. Katelyn Kapusta drove in two runs. And Morgen Talley allowed three runs on four hits while striking out 13. The two teams in the final met twice during the Leopard Slam tournament hosted by Hernando. Calvary Christian won both meetings. To turn things around, the Leopards will have to produce more on offense. They have gone 16 straight innings without scoring a run against the Warriors.