Softball: Class 3A state final preview — May 25

State final

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

Miami Somerset Academy (29-2) vs. Calvary Christian (21-7), 10 a.m., today

How they got here: Somerset Academy d. Homestead Keys Gate 16-1, d. Miami SLAM 7-3, d. Coral Springs Charter 1-0 (eight innings), d. Montverde Academy 3-2. Calvary Christian d. Lake Placid 4-2, d. Academy of the Holy Names 6-0, d. Fort Myers Bishop Verot 3-0, d. Baldwin 7-4.

Stat Leaders
CategorySomerset AcademyCalvary Christian
Batting averageAva Stevens, .660Payton Cushman, .495
Home runsThree tied with oneMorgen Talley, 10
RBIsTaylor Rebhan, 47Morgen Talley, 29
ERAEdan Playa, 1.60Morgen Talley, 1.18
StrikeoutsEdan Playa, 103Morgen Talley, 164


Calvary Christian, the defending champion, can become the fifth softball program in the area to win consecutive titles with a win in today’s championship game. The Warriors got here by rallying to beat Baldwin 7-4 in Tuesday’s semifinals. Trailing 4-2, Calvary Christian scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and added another run in the sixth to win 7-4. Morgen Talley ignited the comeback by hitting a three-run homer to help the Warriors take the lead for good. With another win, Calvary Christian can also join the school’s baseball team as state champions this season. Repeating, though, will not be easy. Somerset Academy, ranked second in the class and eighth in the state by MaxPreps, has won 14 straight games. That streak is due in part to an offense that is averaging more than eight runs per game. But the defense can be stingy, too. The Stallions have allowed a combined two runs in their last two games, which helped them win a pair of contests each decided by a run.