Staff Report

Cambridge Christian senior Alex Smith worked 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to help lead the Lancers to a 2-0, Class 3A region semifinal win over Maitland Orangewood Christian, Wednesday afternoon.

Smith struck out seven and allowed 4 hits, before turning things over to Austin Carter who recorded the final strikeout and picked up the save.

The Cambridge Christian (23-6) defense worked well behind Smith’s pitching effort committing just a single error, highlighted by Tilden Agee behind the plate who threw out three would-be base stealers in the win.

The Lancers on the other hand took advantage of Orangewood Christian miscues in the fifth to score a pair of runs on errors.

Offensively, Austin Hessinger had a triple for CCS, while Carter and Agee each had hits in the win.

Cambridge Christian advances to the region final to face Bishop McLaughlin (winners 3-1 over Oviedo Master’s Academy) in a rematch of the 3A-4 district final. Game will be at Bishop McLaughlin next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

* Cambridge Christian baseball coach Stephen Piercefield provided the details of this report. Thanks for all your updates all season Coach.