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Lady Indians storm past Bronson behind explosive sixth frame

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By Sean Arnold

Despite mustering just one hit and two base runners through five innings against Chiefland ace Kensley Durrance last Tuesday, the Bronson softball team remained in striking distance behind a crafty performance in the circle from junior Emily Sheppard.

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Then the floodgates flew open in the bottom of the sixth, as the Lady Indians poured on eight runs to walk off with a 10-0 victory.

Senior Samantha Rolfe (three runs) scored Chiefland’s first pair of runs in the third and fifth innings, on RBI singles by fellow seniors Lauren Parker and Takiya London.

London went 3 for 4, while Parker and junior Karlie Meeks each went 2 for 2.

Five different Indian batters collected a double at the plate.

Chiefland seniors Aleaha Rhoomes and Emily Hallman had two RBIs apiece.

Durrance fanned 10 in six innings while allowing just the one hit and walk.

Freshman Neomi Thomas recorded Bronson’s only hit, and Sheppard boarded on a walk.

Bronson next plays host to Fort White on March 23. Chiefland is at home against Union County (Lake Butler) on March 21.

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Chiefland picks up seventh shutout win at Dixie County

Seniors Lauren Parker and Sydney Parks chipped in three hits apiece while sophomore Kensley Durrance notched her sixth win in the circle to give Chiefland softball its seventh shutout win on the season in a 12-0 win at Dixie County (3-4, 1-3 in District 1A-7) last Thursday.

CMHS junior Taylor Simpson scored three times and drove in a pair of runs on a 2-for-3 night, and also tossed three innings of relief.

Parks (3 for 4) had a double and knocked in three runs and scored two more, and Parker (3 for 3) collected a triple and drove in a pair. Senior Takiya London (2 for 4) also enjoyed a multi-hit night.

Durrance fanned seven and didn’t allow a hit or walk in three innings.

The Chiefland defense avoided any errors, and senior catcher Emily Hallman threw out a runner from behind the dish.

The Lady Indians (7-2, 5-1) play host to Union County (Lake Butler) Tuesday March 21.