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Marcellus softball ends long league title drought

Mustangs rout Chittenango 18-4 to clinch first place

Marcellus infielder Meghan Witkowski strikes for another hit in last Monday’s 11-4 victory over Westhill, where she had three hits and three RBIs. . Witkowski and the Mustangs ended the program’s 32-year league title drought later in the week.

Marcellus infielder Meghan Witkowski strikes for another hit in last Monday’s 11-4 victory over Westhill, where she had three hits and three RBIs. . Witkowski and the Mustangs ended the program’s 32-year league title drought later in the week. Frank Witkowski

— Though she allowed 12 hits, MacLachlan never let Westhill put a big inning together, constantly escaping trouble with solid defense behind her, a contrast to the eight errors the Warriors committed. Kelly Mascari hit a solo home run for Westhill as Katie Lobello added a pair of RBIs.

Marcellus made it 11 in a row Tuesday in a 20-2, non-league rout over Onondaga, breaking it open with six-run rallies in the fourth and sixth innings, with a four-run fifth in between.

MacLachlan hit her team’s only home run and finished with four RBIs. Lema and Wynne each drove in three runs, with Dominique Weeks adding a pair of RBIs. Weeks and Witkowski both scored four times and, with Donahue, each notched three hits.

The streak finally ended on Wednesday, with a 4-3 defeat to Phoenix, in which the Firebirds grabbed a 4-0 lead by the top of the fifth, led by Meghan Barry, who had a double and two RBIs.

Wynne’s two-run single keyed a three-run rally by the Mustangs in the bottom of the fifth, but it could not catch up against Phoenix pitcher Megan Brown, who recorded nine strikeouts and limited Marcellus to three hits, one each by Wynne, MacLachlan and Lema.

That defeat proved a small bump in the road, though, and when Marcellus handled Chittenango 24 hours later, its long championship drought was over.

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