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COLUMBIA, GAINESVILLE, HURRICANES, LAKE CITY, SOFTBALL, TIGERS -

Written By: Cassandra Swartz Despite Columbia taking an early lead on Thursday, Gainesville was determined to not let its senior night be spoiled. It took several innings for the Canes to take the lead, but from then on, they held securely to it, eventually winning the game against its division rival, 12-6. The Tigers faced Kyra Hornsby in the circle, who played a complete game for the home team. They came out of the gates hungry, hitting six singles in the top of the first to jump out to a 4-0 lead. All of their runs came with two outs. Addison...

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canes, forest, gainesville, hurricanes, softball, wildcats -

By Cassandra Swartz: Monday night was the clash of two of the hottest softball offenses around, and Gainesville came out on top against Forest--with both its offense and defense excelling. Each team came into the game with an impressive 4-1 record, and between the two of them, they had scored 113 runs through the first five games of the season.  The Canes’ bats stayed hot and their nearly perfect fielding kept the Wildcats quieter than they had been all season. The only two runs for the visitors came early as Forest came out of the gate, strong. The first two batters for...

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alachua, baseball, canes, gainesville, hurricanes, raiders, santa fe -

By Cassandra Swartz: Santa Fe cruised to an easy victory over Gainesville on Friday night, ending the game via a 10-0 mercy rule in less than five innings. The Raiders played lights out on offense and defense, not giving the Canes any room to impact the game. Most of the defense on the night came from Raiders starting pitcher, Ryan Brown, who dominated on the mound. “Anytime he starts, I feel like we have a really good chance to win that game,” said Santa Fe head coach Travis Yeckring. “We hit up and down the order all night too, so I’m proud of...

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Gainesville, ghs, hurricanes, raiders, santa fe, softball -

By: Cassandra Swartz The Gainesville Hurricanes stormed into town Tuesday night to improve to 3-0 and spoil the Santa Fe Raiders’ home opener. It was a strong offensive performance from both teams, but not much to show for either defense--especially as the nearly three-hour game wore on and the defenses became increasingly fatigued. The Canes started off hot as they put five runs on the board in the top of the first inning, all with two outs. Briana Boggs singled home Ayanna Woodard, who had reached on a double, for the first score of the game. Cheyenne Boggs then doubled to bring...

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baseball, eastside, gainesville, hurricanes, rams -

By Cassandra Swartz The Gainesville Hurricanes traveled to Eastside Thursday night and went home with a dominant win over their county rivals. It was a tale of two pitching staffs as one team excelled on the mound while the other gave up easy runs.The Canes started and ended the game hot on offense, scoring five runs in the top of the first inning, and another five in the top of the fifth to put up 10 for the night. “Today we needed to start running early, get guys in motion and see what we can make happen,” said Gainesville head coach Chris...

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