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A baseball: Cambridge must wait for chance to advance

SARASOTA — In the end, Cambridge's offense was relentless.

So was the rain.

The Lancers broke open a one-run game by scoring five in the top of the seventh. Turns out, they didn't need the insurance. A downpour forced Friday's Game 1 of the Class A region final against Sarasota Out-of-Door to be called in the bottom of the inning.

The Lancers officially won 4-3 because that was the score when the last full inning was complete. The second game of the best-of-three is at noon today. Game 3, if necessary, is at 4. If more rain falls, games could be played Sunday, Out-of-Door athletic director Jason Peters said.

Friday, Cambridge (18-7) capitalized on Out-of-Door errors to take a 4-2 lead. The Thunder scored once in the sixth to make it a one-run game.

Cambridge starter Matt Fishman got the victory and had two hits in the first four innings.

"I'm happy with the outcome, but I thought we were a little too conservative on offense early on," Lancers coach Rick Shears said. "We started getting our hacks at the end, and people were able to see what we can do."

Bob Putnam can be reached at putnam@sptimes.com.

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Cambridge

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Cambridge won Friday's rain-shortened Game 1 of the Class A region final 4-3. Game 2 starts at noon today and Game 3, if needed, at 4.

A baseball: Cambridge must wait for chance to advance 05/15/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 15, 2009 9:04pm]
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