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Farragut’s Varsity Softball team wins state championship for second year in a row

On May 22, 2019, the Admiral Farragut Academy Varsity Softball team made history again, winning their second Class 3A state softball championship in a row.

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2018-2019 Spring Sports Important Information

The following is a list of Farragut’s Spring Sports with the Head Coach’s information and practice times:

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Softball team wins first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history

“One of the worst-best feelings in life is getting doused with gatorade,” Softball Coach Linda Derk said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting doused because you’re a champion, but wow it’s a sticky, gross feeling. It’s so worth it though. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Champion is just the right word for the softball team, who knocked out Orlando’s Cornerstone Charter Academy to win the first Class 3A state softball championship in Farragut history.

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Farragut’s Softball team is featured in the Tampa Bay Times

On April 4, 2018, the Tampa Bay Times website released a news story by staff writer Bob Putnam entitled “No varsity blues at Admiral Farragut where underclassmen dominate”. In the article, Putnam features our Softball team, including interviews with Coach Linda Derk and several of our student-athletes. Read below for several excerpts, as well as a link to the story.

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Girls Softball advanced to Regional Finals for third straight year

Photo from District Championship Game against Northside Christian.

“Success is a Journey, not a Destination”

“This quote speaks volumes of our journey this spring 2017 softball season,” said Head Softball Coach Linda Derk. “Our season began in January with a very eager but young team. With only one senior on the team and three returning starters, Coach Brittany Joseph and I were not sure what to expect.” Read more

Head Softball Coach hosts seminar on the softball college recruitment process

On Monday, April 3rd, a group of student-athletes and their parents gathered for an informational seminar on the softball college recruitment process hosted by Head Softball Coach Linda Derk. Read more

Alyssa Rano ‘20 receives “Excellence in Youth Sportsmanship” award

During the 44th Annual Clearwater For Youth Celebrity Banquet on Saturday, February 25, Alyssa Rano ‘20 received the “Excellence in Youth Sportsmanship” Award. Read more

Softball team suffers 4-2 loss in state semifinal

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Picture taken when the girls won semi-finals regional game at home vs. Evangelical Christian

The BlueJackets softball team had its dream season come to an end Thursday, losing 4-2 to Jacksonville University Christian in the Class 3A State Semifinals at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Read more

Softball advances to Class 3A region final for the second consecutive season

Softball Districts

Behind another stellar performance by Corynn Miner, the Blue Jackets advanced to the Class 3A region final for the second consecutive season after a 12-0 win over Evangelical Christian. Corynn raised her record to 17-2 after striking out 13 over five perfect innings in which the BlueJackets easily handled the Sentinels in a mercy rule game. 

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Softball athlete signs national letter of intent

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Corynn (center) with softball teammates and coaches.

Today Corynn Miner ’16, who has attended Farragut since her freshman year, officially signed her National Letter of Intent for the University of Tampa. Read more