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Chipola Softball are Panhandle Conference Champions

The Chipola Lady Indians are the 2017 Panhandle Conference Champions The Chipola Lady Indians are the 2017 Panhandle Conference Champions Photo credit Chipola College

The Chipola Lady Indians are the 2017 Panhandle Conference Champions.  They captured the conference against Pensacola in double header action, defeating them 3-0 in game one before run-ruling them 13-2 in game two.  

Championships are no stranger to the Lady Indians under veteran coach Belinda Hendrix.   Hendrix’ teams hold seven Panhandle Conference titles, five state championships, four regional eight titles, and two national championships.  They have made 10 FCSAA state tournament appearances and for national championship appearances, including back-to-back appearances in 2015 and 2016.  

The Lady Indians are 52-5 overall this season with a 17-3 conference record.  They have two pitchers who have multiple honors of Pitcher of the Week for FCSAA Region 8 and players with the honor of Player of the Week for FCSAA Region 8.  Chipola began conference play with a 15-0 record before dropping their first game 4-3 on the road at Northwest Florida State College.  

The Lady Indians have concluded their regular season and will begin state tournament play April 28 at Vero Beach.

Congratulations to the Chipola Lady Indians, their coaches, fans, and Chipola College on this awesome accomplishment.

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