Sports beat: Williston softball downs Union County with walk-off hit

Softball and glove in front of the base.
Softball and glove in front of the base.
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On Tuesday night, the Williston softball team rallied past visiting Union County, 8-7, in nine innings.

Freshman Nevaeh Hayes drove in two runs with a hit in the bottom of the ninth to give the Lady Red Devils (5-11) the walk-off win. Hayes finished with five hits, including a 2-RBI double in the fourth inning.

Sophomore Karley Jerrels had the game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the 7th inning to send the game into extra innings.

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Sophomore Maci Vonderstrasse also had an RBI double in the fourth as the Red Devils built a 5-2 lead.

Williston will travel to Bell on Friday, while Union County (10-6) will travel to Santa Fe on Friday.

(BASEBALL) – Gainesville High beat Eastside, 11-1, in five innings.

The Hurricanes put the game away with six runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Alex Meert went the distance on the mound to pick up his first win of the year. Meert allowed just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.

Senior Jonathon Ramsey went 2-for-3 with a double and five runs driven in for GHS (5-15), which will host Buchholz on Thursday night.

Eastside (2-12) will travel to Oak Hall School on Friday.

Elsewhere, Union County improved to 19-1 with a 6-4 win at Fort White.

Tripp Davis was 2-for-3 with two runs driven in, and Whip Davis finished 2-for-3 with three RBI.

The Tigers will travel to Trinity Catholic (Ocala) on Thursday, while Fort White (6-6) will host Hamilton County (Jasper) on Thursday.

Also, Santa Fe (Alachua) cruised to an 11-3 win at Bradford (Starke).

Devante Mitchum was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs driven in, while his brother Devan Mitchum went 2-for-5 with a double and four runs driven in.

Devan also picked up the win on the mound. In four innings, he allowed no earned runs on three hits.

The Raiders (17-2) are back in action at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at home against Bradford.

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