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Indians primed for playoff run

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 4/27/23

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - A solo homer by senior Kiley Channell, her sixth of the year, lit a fire that created an inspired team effort for her Keystone Heights High softball team that was playing …

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Indians primed for playoff run


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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS - A solo homer by senior Kiley Channell, her sixth of the year, lit a fire that created an inspired team effort for her Keystone Heights High softball team that was playing 10th-ranked in 3A Baldwin (17-4) in front of a Keystone Heights home cloud in what Indians coach Jessica Marquart classified as a quality test of her teams’ readiness to challenge the upcoming playoff schedules.

“We have been improving more and more each week and still playing tough teams,” said Marquart, uncharacteristically at 6-15 and ranked 35th in Class 3A. “We have a 12.7 strength of schedule rating which is one of the highest in Florida and our girls have taking their lumps. Remember, this was the region final game last year.”

In the Class 3A rankings, comparing strength of schedules, top ranked Coral Springs Charter, 17-0-2, has a 13.1 rating with third ranked Calvary Christian at 19.6 and number eight Berkeley Prep, 14-6, at 14.8. Only three more teams above Keystone Heights have played a tougher schedule.

Keystone Heights has had the likes of Baker County, Clay, Ridgeview, locally, on their schedule as top teams in the area as well as Eustis, Bartow and Cooper City in midseason in tournament play.