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Tue. April 26, 2011 | Derek J. LaRiviere

SARASOTA — After losing to Academy at the Lakes in the Class A region quarterfinals last season, Sarasota Christian was prepared for the Wildcats this time around.

The Blazers won 10-0 on Tuesday, holding Academy at the Lakes to only two hits.

Four consecutive trips to the state playoffs have made the program more visible.

Sarasota Christian’s 2-1 loss last season had the team plenty motivated to get to Academy at the Lakes starter Lauren Evans early and often. The Blazers (17-3) were aided by 11 errors from the Wildcats defense.

“We’re a very, very young team with only a few seniors,” AATL coach Jack Shirling said. “The future is bright, and I’m excited for the future.”

The two hits for the Wildcats (8-9) came from Kallie Shirling and Sydney Boynton.

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