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Another tourney down, 1 more to go...

...Or two, depending on how you look at it. Either way, Pembroke Pines Charter -- the nation's No. 1 softball team (according to USA Today and Rivals.com) -- grabbed another tournament title Thursday night, dropping Archbishop McCarthy 8-2 at Four Fields in Pompano Beach.

That means -- after wins at Speedball (in Pembroke Pines), Nike Faster to First (in Orange County, Calif.), Kissimmee and District 15-4A on Thursday -- the 26-0 Jaguars need to sweep through the regional/state bracket to get that coveted final championship, the one that means the most.

Coach Tom Fadul has been preaching "one game at a time" for a while. But soon it'll really be necessary.

"It's single-elimination now," he said Thursday.

Regionals start Tuesday.

--Patrick Dorsey