Kentucky team nabs Berkeley Premier title

Published October 2, 2005

TAMPA - Mercy Academy, the Kentucky state runnersup a season ago, had little trouble Saturday in the Berkeley Premier, winning the title in four games from Orlando Lake Highland Prep.

Mercy, of Louisville, needed five games to top Winter Park in the semifinals before stopping Lake Highland in four games.

Host Berkeley Prep advanced to the semifinals before losing to Lake Highland. After opening Day 2 with a win against Ft. Lauderdale's St. Thomas Aquinas, the Buccaneers fell to Lake Highland in the Gold Bracket semifinals, then to Winter Park in three games in the third-place contest.

East Lake, which registered wins against Tampa Prep and Fort Myers Evangelical Christian, placed seventh. Defending tournament champion Tampa Prep, which had two losses on the opening day, rebounded to defeat Palm Harbor University to place 13th overall. PHU finished 15th.