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No sophomore slump for Cheyenne Nunez

After an outstanding debut with State College of Florida a year ago, Cheyenne Nunez hasn’t missed a beat this season.

As of late March, the former Okeechobee High School standout from the Brighton Reservation led SCF in several offensive categories, including batting average (.347), on base percentage (.446), at bats (118), runs (34), hits (41) and stolen bases (24). She’s also been plunked by pitches a team-high nine times.

Nunez has been a steady bat at the top of the lineup, hitting safely in 28 of her 38 games.

Some game highlights of her season so far include:
• Jan. 26: 2-for3, 3 RBIs, stolen base vs Pasco-Hernando
• Feb. 15: 2-for-3, triple, stolen base in 4-3 win against Eastern Florida
• Feb. 16: 1 hit, 3 runs, 2 RBI, 2 stolen bases vs Miami-Dade
• Feb. 24: 1 hit, 3 runs, 2 RBI, 1 stolen base vs Abraham Baldwin
• March 4: 4-for-7, 3 RBI, 2 stolen bases in doubleheader vs Kalamazoo Valley
• March 12: 3-for-4, 2 runs vs Hillsborough
• March 14: 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 stolen base vs South Florida State College

Nunez’s contributions have helped spur SCF to a 29-11 record, which included a 12-game winning streak in March.
SCF will face Florida SouthWestern State College, the No. 1 ranked junior college team in the National Junior College Athletic Association, for a doubleheader April 11 in Fort Myers.

Kimberly Benavidez
State College of Florida leadoff batter Cheyenne Nunez, of the Brighton Reservation, led the squad with a .347 batting average as of late March. (Photo Kimberly Benavidez)
Cheyenne Nunez, center, celebrates with teammates at State College of Florida. (Photo Kimberly Benavidez)
Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson is senior editor. He has worked for The Seminole Tribune since 2014. He was previously an editor, photographer and reporter for newspapers in Southwest Florida and Connecticut. Contact Kevin at

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