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Class A baseball: Cambridge pummels Lakeland Sonrise 18-0

TAMPA — Cambridge is one step away from clinching its second-straight appearance in the final four.

The Lancers continued their 2009 dominance against Class A opponents with an 18-0 mercy-rule win over Lakeland Sonrise (7-8) in their region semifinal Friday.

Cambridge (18-7) entered averaging 17 runs against A opponents and wasted little time adding to its average with a seven-run first inning to chase Seminoles starter Zach Rimes.

After the first three batters reached, cleanup hitter Peter Miller cleared the bases with a triple, and the rout was on.

"We worked a little on our hitting this week, and (Friday) we really shined in that area," Lancers coach Rick Shears said. "We wanted to jump on them early and break their back a little, and that's what happened."

After scoring two more in the second, Cambridge scored nine times in the third, including an inside-the-park homer by Logan McDougall. He had three hits and four RBIs, and Miller went 2-for-2 with three runs scored.

Cambridge ace Matt Fishman went four strong innings to earn the win, but the Lancers know every game won't be this easy.

"We know we're going to be facing a good team next, but we're ready for the challenge," Shears said.

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Class A baseball: Cambridge pummels Lakeland Sonrise 18-0 05/08/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 8, 2009 11:56pm]
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