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Region baseball semifinals

A: Solid Cambridge easily dispatches Seffner Christian

TAMPA — In case their was any doubt of Cambridge's prowess, the Lancers put on a clinic Friday afternoon.

Cambridge's outstanding pitching, hitting and defense added up to a 10-0 pounding on the road at Seffner Christian and the right to play for a shot at the state's final four.

Touted as a matchup between top private school pitchers in Cambridge's Michael Miller and Seffner Christian's Derek Self, the Lancer hitters saw to it that a pitching showdown never materialized.

The Lancers (22-2), leading

3-0, batted around the order in the fifth inning, collecting four hits and scoring five runs to blow the game open. Cambridge's base running was outstanding, racking up seven stolen bases and even working a runner out of a rundown who went on to score.

Will Bakos, Trent Tagliarini and Andrew Widell each had doubles. Widell added two singles and scored twice. All totaled, Cambridge pounded out 12 hits with seven players collecting hits and four collecting multiple hits.

Peter Miller, Logan McDougall and Michael Miller had two singles each and all nine Cambridge starters reached base one way or another.

Self (8-4) lasted five innings on the mound for the Crusaders (17-8). He gave up 10 hits and eight runs while striking out three. His counterpart, meanwhile, was dominant.

Miller (9-1) allowed just three hits while picking up the win, striking out five and only allowing three Seffner Christian runners to advance as far as second base. The Cambridge defense behind Miller played well. The Lancers defense made up for two errors by pulling off three double plays.

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A: Solid Cambridge easily dispatches Seffner Christian 05/02/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:36pm]
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