Sports beat: Gainesville softball wins on senior night

On Thursday night the Gainesville softball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the third inning to defeat Columbia (Lake City), 12-6, on senior night.

Their four seniors combined for nine of the Hurricanes’ 17 hits in the game.

Brianna Boggs led the way with three hits, while Ayanna Woodard, Kourtney Bryant, and Addison Joseph each had two hits. Joseph had a double and drove in three runs.

GHS, which improved to 11-3, will travel to Forest (Ocala) tonight at 7 p.m.

BASEBALL – The Chiefland baseball team defeated visiting P.K. Yonge, 7-3, thanks to a four-run first inning. Seven different Indians had a hit. Junior Brayson Jernigan had a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore Tyler Bass, 8th-grader Taylor Brown, sophomore Wade Gore, and senior Hayden Griffeth each drove in a run for the Indians.

Bass got the win on the mound in relief. He threw two innings and allowed no earned runs on just one hit with no walks and two strikeouts. Jernigan also came in relief and allowed no earned runs in four innings pitched with two talks and six strikeouts.

Chiefland, which improved to 7-5, will play at rival Trenton on Tuesday night. The first pitch is at 7 p.m.

Elsewhere, Newberry shutout Trenton, 8-0, to improve to 12-1. The Panthers will play at 7 p.m. at Bell on Tuesday night.

Suwannee (Live Oak) defeated Bradford (Starke), 9-2, to improve 12-4. The Bulldogs are back in action at 7 p.m. tonight at home against Yulee.

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