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Pirates find groove late, dispatch Eagles

SPRING HILL — Pasco coach Shamalene Broner has become accustomed to a couple of things over the course of the season. The first is that ace Colena Lazar will give the Pirates a solid effort on the mound every time out. The second, Pasco's first four hitters are going to deliver.

Both of those things drove the Pirates to another district win, this time 9-1 over Springstead on Friday night.

"I can always count on the top of the order to do their jobs," Broner said. "Tonight, they took control of the game right when we needed it."

The win marked the fourth win in five nights for Pasco (16-2). While Lazar struggled to find her control early, surrendering the only run in the second inning on two consecutive wild pitches, she soon settled in and finished the complete game with eight strikeouts.

"It's weeks like this one that show the character of our team," Broner said. "These girls all know that it's a seven-inning ball game, and they play it out until the end."

The Pirates' lineup also had issues pushing runs across for the first half of the game. Springstead (13-6) received a good early outing from ace Becky Powell.

That all changed in the fifth inning thanks to the top of the Pasco order. Lucy Schneider, Colesa Lazar, Megan Newsome and Colena Lazar went a combined 9-for-14 with six runs scored and four RBIs.

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Pirates find groove late, dispatch Eagles 03/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:59am]
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