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6A softball: Brandon's return to regionals brief

PALM HARBOR — Brandon's playoff run ended early, as the Eagles fell to hard-hitting Palm Harbor University 9-1 in the region quarterfinals. Eagles starter Kayla Goff got roughed up in the circle, giving up nine runs on 16 hits, including a grand slam and eight RBIs to shortstop Madison O'Brien.

"Coming into this game that's all everybody was telling me was, 'Watch out, watch out, watch out'. For the most part, the way that we had her scouted out, Kayla was hitting her spots," said Eagles coach Jen Steadham. "(O'Brien) is just a phenomenal player."

The Brandon offense had trouble getting off the ground against pitcher Taylor Sabol. After breaking through on an RBI single by Kara Sugden, the Eagles never threatened again, striking out 11 times. Goff scored the team's only run. The loss dropped Brandon from a round it had not reached since 1992.

"This is a goal that we had set for them," said Steadham. "This is a huge fete for them. I'm very proud of them, win or lose. They've worked very hard all season long, and they've earned everything that they've gotten."

Jacob Stewart, Times correspondent

6A softball: Brandon's return to regionals brief 04/27/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:34pm]
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