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  • Softball: Freedom 10, Sickles 0

    TAMPA — Brandee Mull struck out in the first inning with two runners on base, and grounded out in her second at bat. So with Mull on deck and the opportunity to bypass Freedom’s leading hitter Grace Street with an intentional walk, Sickles took it. Mull was miffed. “I wanted ...
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    Tue. March 03, 2015 at 11:27 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Times’ all-Hillsborough County softball teams

    Pitcher of the Year: Lace Smith, Jr., Bloomingdale Why we picked her: Smith carried a team that didn’t even make the playoffs last year to the Class 8A state championship — the program’s first since 1993. She took a 0.58 ERA into the state semifinals, and she allowed only one ...
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    Wed. June 11, 2014 at 4:18 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough district softball preview with schedules

    Hillsborough district softball preview with schedules As district softball tournaments monopolize fields across Hillsborough County next week, here’s a look at some of the most interesting matchups and players: Best potential matchup Bloomingdale-Alonso: The possible showdown for the Class 8A-7 championship features two of the county’s top teams, with only six losses between them. The teams ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hillsborough: Softball super 7, stats

    Super 7 Records through Tuesday 1. Strawberry Crest (16-1): The Chargers are up to No. 5 in the latest state rankings and blew out East Bay on Tuesday. They’ll take a 13-game win streak into Thursday’s big showdown with Plant City. 2. Bloomingdale (13-1): A shutout win over Plant kept ...
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    Wed. March 26, 2014 at 11:43 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Softball: Gaither gains district ground, tops Freedom

    TAMPA — The clay barely settled from Gaither hanging onto sole possession of second place in Class 7A, District 8 Tuesday, the Cowboys already were thinking about the top spot. “We’re gunning for Steinbrenner,” said Gaither pitcher Sammi Grat, after finishing off her sixth complete-game victory — 2-1 at Freedom ...
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    Tue. March 25, 2014 at 10:04 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry'

    Hillsborough softball preview: Strawberry Crest 'stays hungry' DOVER — The moment is one Strawberry Crest’s softball team would just as soon forget.  Problem is, the coach won’t let it.  Last season, after cruising to a 21-2 regular season that was the best in school history, after winning the program’s second district title and first playoff game, the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Freedom's Grace Street commits to Rollins

    Freedom pitcher Grace Street has orally committed to play softball at Rollins College, Patriots coach Autum Hernandez said Tuesday in an email. Street earned second-team all-county honors as a sophomore last spring. She posted an 8-0 record with a 0.92 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 68.1 innings for the Class ...
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    Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Freedom CF Rachel Carlson commits to Maine

    Freedom senior Rachel Carlson has orally committed to play softball at the University of Maine, Patriots coach Autum Hernandez said Thursday afternoon. Carlson, a centerfielder, led Freedom with a .406 batting average, 20 RBIs and 24 runs scored last year during the Patriots’ run to the Class 7A state title ...
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    Thu. Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • All-Suncoast softball team

    Our annual picks for the best players in our coverage area, spanning Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties: Player of the Year: Moriah Connolly, Sr., Palm Harbor University For two years, Palm Harbor University third baseman Moriah Connolly was a multi-sport athlete. She ran track, was a small forward in ...
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    Thu. June 13, 2013 at 11:43 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Softball: Times' all-Hillsborough County team

    Softball: Times' all-Hillsborough County team Player of the Year: C Mia Fung, Jr., Strawberry Crest Why we picked her: Providing staunch defense and staggering offensive numbers, Fung led the Chargers to a 24-3 record and the four-year-old program’s first playoff triumph. Wielding a 33-inch Easton Synergy bat, the Chargers catcher hit for average and altitude: ...
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    Sat. June 01, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for May 4-10

    HomeTeam Hot Shots    A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Caroline Whiteside, Sr., Freedom Sport: Softball Skinny: Whiteside, whose real first name is Sunday, typically batted second this season to move leadoff hitter Maddy Hall over. But with two out and the ...
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    Mon. May 13, 2013 at 5:19 p.m. | Times Staff

  • State softball: Freedom finds no answer for Aquinas pitching in 7A final loss

    State softball: Freedom finds no answer for Aquinas pitching in 7A final loss VERO BEACH — They’re staging the state prep softball finals on the grounds once known as Dodgertown, where no less an immortal than Sandy Koufax once worked his arm into shape each March. At times Thursday night, it seemed he still was working. A mesmerizing southpaw ended the greatest season ...
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    Thu. May 09, 2013 at 10:17 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • State softball: Walkoff homer sends Freedom to 7A championship game

    State softball: Walkoff homer sends Freedom to 7A championship game VERO BEACH — Ashley Wilson’s walkoff homer Wednesday allowed Freedom to keep moving on. Wilson led off the bottom of the eighth inning by belting a 3-2 pitch from Tallahassee Chiles ace Samantha Martin over the centerfield fence at the Vero Beach Sports Village complex, walking off with the winning ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 11:03 p.m. | Bill Whitehead

  • State softball: A Patriots primer

    State softball: A Patriots primer Their historic trek has occurred mostly under the radar. For 2 1/2 months, the Freedom Patriots quietly compiled an 18-3 regular-season mark before a resounding run — equal parts clutch and cacophonous — through the region playoffs. To be sure, we’ve learned much about the mettle of this team in the ...
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    Tue. May 07, 2013 at 6:35 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region softball final: Whiteside's first HR delivers another first for Freedom

    SARASOTA — Freedom’s Caroline Whiteside was just thinking to make contact when she stepped up to the plate in the seventh inning with the score tied 1-all. Normally a singles hitter who bunts at the top of the lineup, Whiteside had two strikes with two outs and the bases loaded. ...
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    Sat. May 04, 2013 at 5:57 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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