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By Cassandra Swartz: Big hits in all the key moments helped propel the Red Devils to an extra-inning upset over the Union County Tigers. Freshman Nevaeh Hayes turned out to be the difference maker with her walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth. “We played together as a team,” said Williston head coach Lavar Williams. “Tonight we finally put it together for nine innings...27 outs; that’s a long game.” The Red Devils put the Tigers on their heels early, going up 2-0 in the bottom of the first against starting pitcher Lily Neal. Olivia Davis led off with a...

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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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Written By: Cassandra Swartz On Monday night, Williston and Buchholz met for the second time this season, with the ‘Cats coming out on top the first time around. Seeking revenge, the Red Devils hit the gas early and never let up, scoring in every inning and trouncing their competitors 17-6. “Tonight’s performance –I’m happy with it,” said Red Devils head coach Lavar Williams. Facing Olivia McDaniel in the circle, Williston opened the scoring early on a single from Nevaeh Hayes that drove in Maci Vonderstrasse. Vonderstrasse had reached second after the throw to get her out at first base was mishandled. Buchholz...

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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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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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