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American Heritage is the home team against nearby Lakeland McKeel Academy.
Aimee Chapdelaine's bid for a no-hitter is already gone with leadoff hitter Emily Sanders singling to right to start the game.
Chapdelaine got out of the inning by retiring the next three batters.
After one, still scoreless.
The debate in the press box here in the top of the second is centering on the 2008 political campaign. I've declared my intention to move to Costa Rica if a certain candidate wins.
Chapdelaine allowed the first two runners of the second to reach base, but struck out two and got a pop out to get out of the inning. Still no score.
Conversation has now turned to the Gators. Groan. Can I mention here I attended Miami? You can guess my take on UF.
Heritage still does not not have a hit through two innings.
Chapdelaine allowed two runners to reach again in the third, but again got out of the inning. I sense a disturbance in the Force here. Oh, Cotton Eye Joe is playing over the loudspeakers. Horrible song.
Finally some action. The Patriots four hits in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Brittany Propri doubled to score two runs and Amanda Lonergan singled to left to score another run.
Heritage changed pitchers in the fourth, with Rebekah Kiser in for relief of Chapdelaine.
The Pats took a 4-0 lead in the fourth when Sasha Horton scored while Tianna Strasser was involved in a rundown between first and second.
Bailey "Crusher" Castro homered for the second straight day with a two-run bomd to straight-away center to give Heritage a 6-0 lead.
The Patriots got three more runs on a double by King to take a 9-0 lead at the end of the fifth.
After McKeel scored twice in the sixth, King doubled to right to score three runs and end the contest at 12-2.
American Heritage is the Class 3A state champion.