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Lake Butler, FL. Written By: Kyrin Mayfield The Gainesville Hurricanes and Union County Tigers faced off on Thursday night in the season finale for both teams. After facing a daunting schedule, the Hurricanes and Tigers were looking to finish strong before post-season play. Gainesville played six games against four of the top fifteen teams in the state (Trenton, Oakleaf, Pembroke Pines Charter, and Lakewood Ranch). They took the number one team in the state, Lakewood Ranch, to fourteen innings. The Canes were battle tested. The Tigers also faced some tough opponents. They played three games against the top two teams...

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- Gainesville, FL. Written by: Kyrin Mayfield With the number one seed in their district locked up since April 17, the Gainesville Hurricanes have felt the pressure taken off their shoulders. On Thursday night, Gainesville hosted the Belleview Rattlers for the third of five games in a row at home. The Rattlers we’re growing accustomed to playing close games. Their previous three were decided by one run. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes recently found an extra gear. After starting the season 3-8, they won seven in a row coming in. Their record certainly doesn’t represent the kind of team they currently are....

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- Gainesville, FL. Written By: Kyrin Mayfield The more hits a team has, the higher their score is usually. It’s simple but true. The ball has to be put in play unless the team hopes that, somehow, the defense will walk a dozen batters or make a dozen errors. Hits are vital to an offense. For this reason, it was fitting to predict that the Tuesday night softball game between the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave and Palatka Panthers would be a high-scoring affair. Both offenses were hitting well over .300 on the season, which makes sense that both were also...

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- Gainesville, FL. Written by: Kyrin Mayfield Sports are an enjoyable experience. The happiness that comes from friendly competition and contribution is what makes it so great. Too often players and teams are too competitive to the point where the fun is sucked out of the game or illegal tactics are used. There is nothing wrong with being competitive, but don’t let it distract from the main reason why the players of then and now play the game – because its fun. It was good to see pure joy during Wednesday’s softball game between the St. Francis Wolves and the...

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- Union County, FL. Written By: Kyrin Mayfield In high school baseball, players have much to improve, especially in fielding because of the increase in field size from Little League. Because of this, victory often comes to the team that makes the fewest mistakes, specifically errors. A perfect example of this can be found in a baseball game between the Union County Tigers and the Atlantic Sharks on Friday. After starting 0-7, the Tigers have been heating up going 2-2 in the next four games. They scored at least six runs in three of those four after scoring no more...

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