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Softball: Scouting the Admiral Farragut vs. John Carroll semifinal

Admiral Farragut (17-5) vs. John Carroll Catholic (11-11)

When/where: 4:50 p.m. Monday at Historic Dodgertown, Vero Beach

How they got here

Admiral Farragut defeated Naples St. John Neumann 17-0; defeated Bradenton St. Stephen's 3-1

John Carroll defeated Greater Miami Academy 18-2, defeated Marathon 10-8

Top players

Admiral Farragut: UTIL Krystina Hartley, Fr., (.407 avg, 3 HRs, 17 RBIs); UTIL Haley Saylor, So., (.426 avg, 2 HRs, 17 RBIs); UTIL Alyssa Rano, So., (.438 avg, 2.06 ERA, 64 Ks); UTIL Alexis Hernandez, So., (.290 avg, 2 HRs, 25 RBIs), UTIL Brielle Benefield, So., (.373 avg, 1.12 ERA, 81 Ks)

John Carroll: INF/P Ashley Montoya, Jr., (.500 avg., 7 HRs, 39 RBIs); INF Taylor Pottorff, Sr., (.476 avg., 2 HRs, 22 RBIs); UTIL Cammeo Pressutti, So., (.417 avg., 17 RBIs)

Outlook

This is Admiral Farragut's second trip to the state semifinals in the past three seasons. The Blue Jackets have won five straight. Four of their five losses were to teams in higher classifications, three of which made the playoffs. The offense is averaging eight runs per game during its recent win streak. John Carroll is the defending state champion. Last year, the Rams rolled through postseason, outscoring opponents by a combined 46-2 in four playoff games. It has not been as easy this season. John Carroll started off 4-11 before reeling off seven straight wins to get back to the state semifinals.

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