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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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bradford, gainesville, ghs, hurricanes, softball, tornadoes -

By Cassandra Swartz It only took the Gainesville Hurricanes four-and-a-half innings to send the Bradford Tornadoes packing Tuesday night. The home team Hurricanes turned in a dominant performance, putting up 12 runs while allowing zero. After starting last season 7-0 just to have the year be cut off abruptly, the Canes were ready to pick up where they left off, which they did by beating the Tornadoes with a run rule finish. Bradford threatened early, with freshman Rylie Blankenship reaching base on a single before stealing second and then advancing to third where she was ultimately left stranded when Gainesville starting...

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11-1, baseball, bobcats, buchholz, hurricanes, lake weir, preseason -

By Cassandra Swartz If Lake Weir was looking for revenge for the 11-1 loss Buchholz handed them in last year’s preseason opener, they came up empty-handed as the Bobcats trounced them Tuesday night withthe same final score.After almost a year without baseball, Buchholz players seemed eager to put the program on a winning path. The Cats scored early and often, putting runs on the board in every inning except for the third. At the end of the sixth, the run rule was called into play by the umpire, ending the game an inning early.Noah Hayse, freshman catcher and UCF-commit, opened the scoring by launching...

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