Original article by By Bob Putnam, TBO
Academy at the Lakes (17-4)
Up next: Friday at River Ridge
The buzz: The Wildcats got off to a great start at the Kissimmee Klassic, beating Class 8A state title contender Lakewood Ranch 1-0 in eight innings. Alexis Kilfoyl pitched a five-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts and Brooke Blankenship drove in her sister, Caitlin, for the winning run. After that, Academy at the Lakes went 1-2 at the tournament with a win against Winter Springs (3-0) and losses to Bartow (3-1) and Eustis (6-0).