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Solvay softball beats Westhill; Marcellus starts 2-0

Mustangs shine with wins over Homer, Cazenovia

Marcellus, who reached last year’s Class B quarterfinals before falling to Canastota, began its season last Monday at Homer, producing a lot at the plate in a 10-3 win over the Trojans.

Right away, the Mustangs took charge, getting four runs in the top of the first. By the fifth inning, the lead had grown to 10-0, more than enough for pitcher Molly MacLachlan, who gave up seven hits but found her way out of trouble all afternoon.

Shannon Donahue had two hits, two stolen bases and two RBIs. Meghan Witkowski also drove in two runs, while MacLachlan, Clare Manahan and Nicole Wynne each had one RBI. Witkowski and Tabby McBride scored two runs apiece.

The Mustangs didn’t stop there, though, going to Cazenovia on Wednesday and twice coming from behind to knock off the Lakers 9-6.

An early 3-0 deficit got erased when Marcellus notched three runs in the top of the third. Then, trailing 4-3, the Mustangs went ahead for good with three more runs in the top of the fifth, though it needed to score again in the sixth and seventh innings for its eventual margin.

All told, the Mustangs had 12 hits (including six doubles), three of them from McBride, who also scored twice. Wynne and Donahue drove in two runs apiece, with Manahan, Witkowski, Angela Gonnella and Heather Hanlon each picking up one RBI.

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