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By Cassandra Swartz: In the Buchholz and Lincoln regular season matchup, the advantage went to the Trojans, and the Class 6A-District 2 semifinal game looked to be headed toward the same outcome. Until the sixth inning that is, when the Bobcats rallied to tie and then take the lead to secure their place in the district championship game. “I’m elated for our guys,” said Bobcats’ head coach Ron Brooks. “They work hard every day, give a lot of effort...and it was a real program victory.” Caden Kresak got the start on the bump for the Cats, and some shaky defense...

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The Villages Charter celebrated senior night in style with an 8-4 win over Belleview. Despite a handful of errors and falling into deficits early, the Buffalo cruised to a relatively easy victory Friday night. “I feel especially good for our seniors,” said Buffalo head coach Brady Bogarty after the win. “They all contributed really well.” The first inning was scoreless for both teams, but each left a runner in scoring position stranded. Buffalo starter Caleb Heaxt notched two strikeouts in the inning, while Brendan Ness for the Rattlers tossed one. The Rattlers struck in the secondfor a one-run lead. Dylan...

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By Cassandra Swartz: In a district matchup Thursday night, Buchholz went down early against Leon but scored nine unanswered to eventually win 10-5. “I’m proud of the way we hung in there,” said Bobcats head coach Ron Brooks. “Leon did a good job putting pressure on us in the first inning.” In a shaky start for starting pitcher Anthony Wilkie and the rest of the defense, the Lions put them in a four-run hole to begin the game. Eddie Castillo led off with a single, followed up by Andrew Penney getting hit by a pitch. Roan Tarbert bunted toward Wilkie who...

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The visiting Bears rolled into town and put up two runs early Friday night, but the Panthers went on to score 12 unanswered to secure their thirteenth win of the season. Fresh off of spring break, Newberry took little time returning to the dominant form it has been in all year. “We’re swinging the bats right now,” said Panthers head coach Mike Spina. “We want to do damage, and we want to be aggressive.” Landon Gruenwald got the nod on the bump for the home team and took an inning to settle in. Nick Chesser started the game with a single, and Carson St....

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By Cassandra Swartz Keystone Heights traveled to Santa Fe Monday afternoon looking for the upset, but left with a 4-0 loss as the Raiders extended their win streak to nine games. “We know we’re starting to get a little bit of a bullseye on our back and that’s fine,” said Santa Fe head coach Travis Yeckring. “We’re just going to come out and be the same team we’ve been since day one.” Through the first two-and-a-half innings, it was looking like the Indians might have the edge. They put runners on the corners in the top of the first and got men on...

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