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Sean Arnold
CF freshman shortstop and former Lady Indian Takiya London celebrates a home run against St. Pete College Feb. 15.
On top of her game

Takiya London is having a better freshman college season than her senior season at Chiefland Middle High School.

Not that there was anything particularly wrong with the latter. London, a shortstop, batted .411 with three home runs to help lead the Lady Indians to their fourth straight state finals appearance.

But the former Chiefland volleyball and basketball standout has a renewed focus at College of Central Florida, where she has transitioned comfortably to the competition under the tutelage of Kevin Fagan.

Her power was on full display during a home doubleheader against St. Petersburg College Feb. 15, when she went 5 for 7 and belted her third home run of the season in the Lady Patriots’ two-game sweep. She laced another pitch over the fence that hugged the third-base line but was called foul.

“I thought it was fair,” she said.” It’s where it passes the pole, not where it lands.”

London is batting .422 with four home runs. She’s also been stout in the field, turning three double plays one recent weekend.