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Jaryaca Baker smacks home run for Keiser

WEST PALM BEACH — Seminoles Jaryaca Baker and Darlah Cypress, of Brighton Reservation, have started their first softball seasons with Keiser University in West Palm Beach.

Both players saw action in an exhibition doubleheader against Barry University Jan. 24. Baker hit a 3-run home run that knotted game 2 at 4-4 in the first inning before Barry pulled away for a 10-5 win.

As a pinch runner, Cypress stole one base each in game 1 and game 2.

Baker’s first action in the regular season came Feb. 18 in the first game of a doubleheader sweep against Vermont’s College of St. Joseph. Baker started behind the plate and batted fifth in the order. She hit a two-run double in the third inning that gave Keiser an 11-0 lead. Baker went 1-for-4 as Keiser cruised to a 15-0 win. She did not play in game 2, a 7-0 win that upped Keiser’s record to 3-5.

Cypress had yet to appear in a regular season game as of Feb. 19.

Keiser belongs to the Sun Conference, whose 11 members are spread mostly throughout Central and South Florida. The team plays its home games at Alumni Field in West Palm Beach.

 

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