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Lady Seahawks seeded second, Liberty first, for districts

The Lady Seahawk fastpitch team won two out of three games last week and improved their record to 14-9. The team is currently ranked ninth in the Class 1A FHSAA power rankings, and will host the District 4 tournament as the #2 seed from April 30 through May 2. 

Liberty County is the top seed, Wewahitchka #3, Blountstown #4, Port St. Joe #5 and Bozeman #6.

On Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m. CT, Port St. Joe will be at Wewa for the opening round, while Bozeman will play at Blountstown.

On Tuesday, April 30, Liberty County will face the winner of the Bozeman-Blountstown game at 5 p.m. ET, while Franklin County will face the winner of of the Port St. Joe-Wewa game at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m., the two winners from the Tuesday match-ups will square off at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday night, April 16, Franklin County traveled to Perry and lost a 2-0 lead in the last inning as the Lady Bulldogs rallied late for a 3-2 win. 

“We played a very solid game against an outstanding pitcher and almost pulled out the win,” said head coach Scott Collins. 

The team hosted Sneads on Thursday night and pounded out 14 hits in a 15-0 win as the game was shortened to four innings because of the 15-run mercy rule. 

“Sneads had been playing well and we had one of those nights when everybody was hitting the ball hard,” said Collins.

On Friday, the team hosted Altha and won 9-0 with an 11-hit performance. “Sarah (Ham) really dominated all three games this week and except for the three runs given up to Taylor County in the sixth inning, every inning she pitched was scoreless,” said Collins. “Our defense played very well and the girls battled hard at the plate.”

With 16 home runs so far this season, and three last week, by Alexis Webb, Charity Larkin and Sarah Ham, the team has set a new team home run record.

The team traveled to Wakulla on Tuesday and fell 8-0, and finished the regular season at Florida State University High School on Thursday with a 9-6 victory.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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