Senior Spotlight: After state final run in 2019, Chiefland’s Kaiden Baker will head to UCF

 Today’s senior spotlight is on Kaiden Baker of Chiefland High School. 

 In six games this season, Baker hit .400 for the Indians with a team-leading seven runs batted in. His best game this year came in a 9-8 win against Dixie County. Baker went 2-for-2 with a double and four runs driven in. He played first base and had one relief appearance on the mound, allowing one run on no hits in one inning pitched in a 12-9 win against defending state champion Williston.

Kaiden Baker of the Chiefland baseball team

His favorite high school sports moment was going to state. Last year, the Indians made a run all the way to the Class 1A state championship game, defeating Panama City Bozeman in the state semifinals, before falling to Williston 4-2 in the state championship game. 

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Baker also excelled in the classroom. He was a part of the Florida Bright Futures program and will receive an award amount equal to 100% of tuition.  He was also a BETA member, and added Rotary Club scholarship, AMVET scholarship, and Republican scholarship to his list of accomplishments. Baker finished number seven in his class. 

He will be attending the University of Central Florida to obtain a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

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