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Prep softball: Chamberlain earns top seed

TAMPA — It was that kind of day for Chamberlain High’s softball team.

On Wednesday, the Chiefs avenged an earlier loss to Jefferson, defeating the Dragons 16-0. The game was called after the third inning per the 15-run mercy rule.

The victory gave the Chiefs the top seed entering the Class 6A-District 9 tournament.

After taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Chiefs put the game out of reach in the second, scoring 10 runs on eight hits.

Hope Hernandez and Jenna Brownell quickly accelerated the onslaught with back-to-back two-run doubles for a 6-0 lead.

Junior shortstop Lauren Williams nearly hit for the cycle, finishing with a single, double and triple along with two RBIs and two runs.

“It was payback,” Williams said. “We started popping (hits). From start to end, everybody was hitting.”

The Chiefs (13-2, 12-1) played a district doubleheader Wednesday, and hours before they beat Jefferson, they defeated King by mercy rule.

“We came here and we were ready to play,” Chamberlain coach Bob Diez said. “We hit the ball well and we ran the bases well.”


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