Sports beat: Gainesville softball wins district title

The No. 1 seeded Gainesville softball team defeated No. 2 seed Middleburg, 2-1, on Thursday night to win the Class 5A-District 3 title.

The Hurricanes (18-6) trailed 1-0 entering the fourth, but they scored one in the fourth and one in the sixth to beat the Broncos.

Senior Addison Joseph had a solo home run. She finished 2-for-3 and drove in both runs.

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GHS will host a regional quarterfinal on Thursday, May 6.

(BASEBALL) – The Newberry baseball team won the Class 1A-District 7 title with an 8-7 win against visiting Williston.

RAWE Recruits reported that Makai Johnson and Logan Carlisle hit back-to-back homeruns for the Panthers (21-1) after trailing the Red Devils, 7-6, in the bottom of the sixth. Johnson’s solo shot tied the game, while Carlisle had the game-winning hit.

Thursday’s softball district championship results:

Class 5A-District 3

(1) Gainesville 2, (2) Middleburg 1

Class 3A-District 2

(1) Marianna 4, (3) Santa Fe (Alachua) 2

Class 1A-District 7

(2) Trenton 4, (1) Dixie County (Cross City) 2

Class 1A-District 6

(4) Branford 9, (3) Taylor County (Perry) 0

Class 1A-District 5

(1) Union County (Lake Butler) 15, (3) Hilliard 5

Thursday’s baseball district championship results:

Class 4A-District 2

(2) Santa Fe (Alachua) 6, (4) Baker County (Glen St. Mary) 3

Class 3A-District 3

(2) Keystone Heights 6, (4) Baldwin 5

Class 2A-District 2

(1) Aucilla Christian (Monticello) 9, (2) Oak Hall School (Gainesville) 6

Class 1A-District 7

(1) Newberry 8, (2) Williston 7

Class 1A-District 6

(2) Hamilton County (Jasper) 6, (1) Union County (Lake Butler) 2

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