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5A softball: East Lake's one misstep is opening for Chamberlain

TAMPA — East Lake pitcher Hayley Davis made only one real mistake Tuesday. Stephanie Medina made sure she didn't get away with it.

The first baseman's homer to right in the fourth broke a scoreless tie and Chamberlain ace Alex Hartshorn did the rest as the nationally ranked Chiefs earned a hard-fought 3-0 victory.

"We were good enough," Chamberlain coach Bobby Diez said.

Hartshorn (18-2) allowed only one hit, a single to left in the third by Amanda Weaver. Hartshorn struck out four and encountered little trouble from what had been a solid East Lake offense.

"It was just one of those days," Eagles coach Mike Estes said.

Davis did her best to keep East Lake (18-10) in it. But when she offered up a changeup on a 3-2 count with nobody out in the fourth, Medina hammered the ball out of the park for her second homer of the season.

The blast gave Chamberlain (26-2), ranked No. 17 nationally in the latest ESPN Rise Fab 50, the lift it desperately needed.

An inning later, the Chiefs came through again. After an East Lake error loaded the bases, Kasie Hatfield delivered a two-run single.

The way Hartshorn was pitching, that all but iced it.

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5A softball: East Lake's one misstep is opening for Chamberlain 04/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:31am]
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