Baseball Mustangs take out Lakers, crush CBA

To say that the Marcellus and Skaneateles baseball teams had a busy time in the week after returning from spring break would be a slight understatement.

At the end of that week, the Mustangs and Lakers faced each other last Friday, with Marcellus coming out on top in a 14-4 decision.

Fresh off a crushing 20-3 win over Christian Brothers Academy the day before, the Mustangs continued to pound it against Skaneaetles, even if it took a while to take over.

The Lakers led, 2-1, after one inning, and though Marcellus tied it, an exchange of fourth-inning runs made it 4-4 going into the top of the fifth.

From that point forward, the Mustangs ruled, putting up 10 unanswered runs over the course of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings off Laker pitchers Jake Rothenberg, Nick Pesarchick and Zach Augustine.

John Quick led Marcellus with three RBIs. John Marrs and Scott Castle each drove in two runs, while Dan Zdanowski tripled and earned an RBI and Tyler Nowak also drove in a run. Zdanowski also got the win on the mound as Dan Heil excelled in a long relief stint. Augustine, with a triple and two RBIs, set the pace for the Skaneateles offense.

Marcellus began its week of action last Monday with an impressive non-league effort against Onondaga, shutting out the Tigers 9-0.

Heil pitched the whole way, allowing just five hits. The Mustangs broke it open with seven runs in the top of the sixth inning, and was helped all game long by the fact that OCS committed seven errors. Quick and Jeff Crysler each finished with two RBIs as Zdanowski, Marrs, Bill Walter, and Tim Reynolds each drove in one run.

Back home on Wednesday afternoon, Marcellus ran right into heavy OHSL Liberty division favorite Westhill and witnessed a power display during a 15-8 loss to the Warriors.

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