Chamberlain softball team's veterans jumped on Hillsborough's young team and cruised to a 6-2 win Tuesday.
The difference for Chamberlain was its seven experienced seniors and a junior, on defensive plays and on the bases.
The young Terrier team, which fields just one senior with four freshmen and other underclassmen, played well defensively and actually outhit the Chiefs 10-7.
But the Terriers stranded six runners as Chamberlain brought home all but two.
"We were making plays, moving the ball and getting hits today," Chiefs coach Bob Diaz said. "We keep improving and we are going to be fine."
The Chiefs scored first in the second on three hits and an error.
Junior designated hitter Karen Siebert brought home Diane Sanchez from second on a double to the centerfield fence. Siebert moved to third on a bad throw and Megan Young's long single to right scored Siebert for a 2-0 lead. Kim Boyle added the team's third run in the fourth with a solo shot to right.
But the Terriers had plenty to smile about despite the loss. Katie Berg paced Hillsborough's offense going 3-for-4 _ all singles.
Sophomore Tracey Edwards was 2-for-4 and scored the first run for Hillsborough.
Track and field
CLEARWATER _ It doesn't take a big squad to win a big track meet, just a fast one.
Hillsborough High proved that as the Terriers used only six runners to top a field of 35 schools at the 36th Ed Wells Jr. Kiwanis Invitational at Jack White Stadium.
The Terriers won four events, including a pair of valuable relays and two individual events, plus two second-place finishes for 79 points. Sarasota Riverview nipped Orlando Oak Ridge by a point 50-69 for second place in the big field.
The big winners for Hillsborough were Chandler Glover, Shomari McKenzie, Maurice Martin, and Willie Humphrey, who set a meet-record in the 4x100 relay (41.99). Brothers Dennis and Terrance Brathwaite ran with Glover and McKenzie to win the 4x400 (3:21.42).
In between, Humphrey won the 100 meters (11.31) McKenzie won the 400 (48:55) with Glover second (49.44) and Martin was second in the 200.
One of the featured events, the high jump, was tainted when Jay Reckenwald of Clearwater slid off the mat after missing at 6-10 and banged his head on the concrete.
Reckenwald was dueling with Shawn Brown of Bloomingdale, who had already cleared 6-10. Reckenwald withdrew from the competition due to dizziness.
_ JACK HOUGHTELING