Original article by Steve Lee, Times Correspondent
NEW TAMPA — Academy at the Lakes ended a record season for Naples Seacrest Country Day with a dominant performance in Thursday’s Class 2A region semifinals. The Wildcats shut out the Stingrays 15-0 to set up a rematch with Canterbury in next Tuesday’s region final.
AATL, which edged Canterbury 2-1 in the district championship game, needed just four innings to dispatch Seacrest, a sixth-year program that set a school record with 12 wins this season.
“The game was great, depending on who you were rooting for,” said first-year Seacrest coach John Kruk, a former major-leaguer and ESPN analyst known for his comedic personality.