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Indian River Wins State Championship

Indian River Wins State Championship

CLEARWATER, FL - In a thrilling championship showdown at the FCSAA State Tournament, the Indian River Pioneers emerged victorious with a commanding 5-0 win over the number one seeded Northwest Florida. The game remained scoreless until the fourth inning, when Pioneer Ciara Gendron broke the deadlock with a pivotal single to drive in the opening run. The Pioneers' offense was in full swing, amassing an impressive 13 hits. Maddox Thomas was the standout performer, driving in two crucial runs and going 2-for-3 at the plate, energizing the middle of the lineup. The offensive effort was bolstered by Thomas, J'dah Girigorie, Adrianna Portanova, and Cassidy Patterson, who each added two hits to the team's total. Girigorie's prowess on the bases was on full display as she swiped two bags, contributing to the team's total of four stolen bases. On the mound, Girigorie was exceptional, earning the win with a dominant performance. She pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up just two hits and no runs while striking out seven and walking two. Girigorie's pitching performance shut down Northwest Florida's offense and sealed the championship for the Pioneers.

As the Pioneers celebrate their well-deserved victory, they still have unfinished business to take care of in Oxford, Alabama where they'll compete May 20-25 for a National Championship.

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