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Chamberlain High senior Madison Gonzalez's home runs lead to state title

Girls do dig the long ball. � During her wild weekend stay in Clermont, Chamberlain senior Madison "Madi" Gonzalez hit four of them. � In what may go down as one of the greatest solo efforts in Florida state tournament lore, Gonzalez (four home runs, 11 RBI) helped the Chiefs cap a 27-5 season that was equal parts dazzling and dominant with a Class 7A state title. � Coalescing behind a concise mantra ("Finish"), the Chiefs rallied from four-run deficits in both state tournament games. The title clincher: a two-out, two-strike, two-run homer by Gonzalez in the top of the seventh inning of the title contest, lifting Chamberlain to a 9-8 victory against Bartow.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

Chamberlain

Softball Team

No. Name Pos. Grade

2Monique Puentes OF So.

3Lauren Holbrook SS, 2B, 3B Jr.

4Jenna Brownell SS, 2B, 3B Fr.

5Allison Scott OF, P Fr.

6Amber Fullwood P, OF Jr.

7Bianka Bell P, SS Sr.

8Madison Gonzalez OF Sr.

9Gerkeria Scott SS So.

14Stevie Cenal 3B Sr.

15Andi Kwilinski C, 3B Fr.

16Kelly Smith 3B, 1B Jr.

17Rachel Dwyer P, 1B Jr.

19Lindsey Hagberg C Jr.

20Zalonzia Canady 3B Jr.

21Ellen Scott 3B, C Sr.

22Andrea Aaron OF Jr.

27Jennie Cook OF, 1B Sr.

28Elizabeth Diaz 1B So.

Road to the championship

District Tournament

Chamberlain 12, Wiregrass Ranch 2

Chamberlain 2, Steinbrenner 1

Regional quarterfinal

Chamberlain 3, Seminole 0

Regional semifinal

Chamberlain 13, Countryside 1

Regional final

Chamberlain 8, Okeechobee 0

State semifinal

Chamberlain 13, Cooper City 8

State championship

Chamberlain 9, Bartow 8

Chamberlain High senior Madison Gonzalez's home runs lead to state title 05/19/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:31am]
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