Today’s senior spotlight is on Luke Reidy of the Chiefland High School baseball team.
In his final game in a Chiefland uniform on March 10th, Reidy went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a 10-8 win against West Port (Ocala).
Despite the fact that he didn’t get to finish out his senior campaign, he did get the experience of playing in the biggest game of his career. Reidy’s favorite high school sports moment came as a junior when the Indians defeated Dixie County on the road, 9-2, in the Class 1A Region Final to advance to the final four at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.
Just eight days earlier Chiefland had lost 2-1 to Dixie County in eight innings in the district championship game. Reidy said that, and the whole experience of going to state, were his favorite moments in the blue and gold.
In Fort Myers, Chiefland defeated Bozeman (Panama City) in the state semifinals, before falling to Williston 4-2 in the championship game. Reidy had a big game in the state semifinals to help put the Indians in the title game against the Red Devils. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and three runs driven in.
In the classroom, he was on the A/B Honor Roll and finished 11th in his class. His plans after high school are to attend the College of Central Florida to get his AA degree, then transfer to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to earn his bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management.
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