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A baseball: Cambridge Christian rolls past Manatee HEAT 7-1

TAMPA — Cambridge Christian moved a step closer to its goal of returning to the state title game by defeating Manatee HEAT 7-1 on Tuesday.

Senior Derek Self allowed one run and struck out four in six innings for the Lancers in the Class A region quarterfinal.

"Before the game I could remember the feeling I had before the state championship last year. I tried to channel that energy and focus on the mound," Self said. "We have four games left; we're going to take it pitch by pitch, game by game."

The Cambridge defense had no errors and turned double plays with two on and one out in the third and seventh innings.

Leading 3-1, Cambridge (22-4) broke through in the bottom of the fourth, scoring four runs.

Logan McDougall had an unusual inside-the-park home run, during which HEAT centerfielder Morgan Beachy did not play the ball at the wall, thinking it was dead. The umpire ruled the ball had not left the field, and McDougall rounded the bases.

The Lancers' Andrew Widell went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI, and Hayden Kelly tallied two hits and scored two runs.

"We're playing fundamentally sound and coming through in every aspect of the game right now," Cambridge coach Rick Shears said. "We work on getting better every day. If we stick to that concept, we should be all right."

A baseball: Cambridge Christian rolls past Manatee HEAT 7-1 05/04/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 7:20pm]
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