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Class A: Seventh-grader lifts Sonrise Christian

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Seventh-grader lifts Sonrise Christian

TAMPA — Alayna Shumate did a little bit of everything and Mackenzie Reid made the play of the game, as Sonrise Christian (10-5) defeated Cambridge 9-8.

Shumate, a seventh-grader, struck out 11 and allowed five earned runs over eight innings. She also did well at the plate, going 3-for-5 with an inside-the-park home run and five RBIs. In her final at-bat , Shumate drove in the go-ahead run by stroking a double to rightfield.

"During the game I was focused on trying to stay calm, throwing strikes and hitting the ball," Shumate said.

Lindsay Hagberg took advantage of the large outfield for Cambridge (9-10), hitting three home runs. Hagberg finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs, but she got a little unlucky in the eighth.

With two runners on base and two outs, Hagberg crushed what appeared to be the winning hit, but Mackenzie Reid snagged the liner just before it hit the ground. Amanda Burke was another bright spot on offense for Sonrise, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

"I am really proud of our girls for the way they played and not giving up. They showed a lot of heart," Sonrise coach Craig Townsend said.

The win marked the first time a Sonrise team has advanced past regionals in any sport.

Sean Fitzgerald,

Times correspondent

Class A: Seventh-grader lifts Sonrise Christian 04/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:11pm]
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