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Updated: 04/24/2014 03:12:06PM

Lake Wales softball playoffs have quick end

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Lady Highlander Taite Powell looks towards the referee as she holds up a ball to signal a catch while covering first base for an out against a Lake Region batter who bunted.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

A vocal Lake Region dugout shouts support for their team as the Thunder shut out the Highlanders at Thursday's District playoff at Lake Wales High School with a score of 4-0.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

In a gracious show of sportsmanship, Highlander Pitcher Susan Hinks hugs several Lake Region players as she congratulates them on their win Thursday.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Highlander Short-stop Kaley Hinds fields a fly ball for an out against Lake Region.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Lake Wales short-stop Kaley Hinds watches the batter as a Lake Region player readies to run from second base.

By BRIAN ACKLEY

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Everyone knew that going into last week’s Class 6A, District 8 softball playoffs that one very good team would be left behind come state playoff time.

How good? Three of the top 10 Class 6A teams in the state, according to the Miracle Sports April 15 poll — Lake Wales, Lake Region and Auburndale — were part of the district showdown.

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