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bobcats, buchholz, red devils, softball, williston -

By Cassandra Swartz: In a back-and-forth game Friday night, the Buchholz Bobcats came out victorious against the Williston Red Devils. With both starting pitchers throwing complete games, the visiting Cats outscored the home team to go away with the 8-5 win “I’m so excited about my team’s performance,” said Buchholz head coach Mike Whelan after the game. Buchholz jumped out to an early lead thanks to a pair of runs off wild pitches. Olivia McDaniel hit a leadoff single and then stole two bases to put herself on third where she was able to score on the first wild pitch. Jenajah Collins drew a...

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baseball, eagles, eastside, oak hall, rams -

By Cassandra Swartz: Oak Hall soared to an easy win Wednesday night against Eastside to reach 2-2 on the season. The Eagles traveled across town and delivered a 15-0 shutout to the home team in just four innings. “The offense really came alive tonight,”said Oak Hall head coach Kevin Maris. “We had some quality hits.” The visitors started the game off strong against Rams’ starting pitcher Dustin Johnsas Andrew Pickens slammeda leadoff triple into right center. He was quickly driven home on a single by the next batter up, Jackson Beach. J. Beach’s brother Harrison reached base next, and they each got a steal...

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By Cassandra Swartz A nearly perfect night by P.K. Yonge paired with an error-prone evening for Eastside resulted in a 10-0 mercy rule. The visiting Rams fell to 2-5 on the season, while the Blue Wave rolled to 7-0. Ace pitcher Drew Dawson delivered a dominant performance to bolster P.K. and keep Eastside off the board. He was on the mound for all five innings and threw ten strikeouts, including striking out the side in the top of the first to start the game on a high note for the home team. Dawson held the Rams to only one hit and...

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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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