Phoenix rolls past Chittenango in sectional playoff game

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix softball team did the bulk of its scoring early on in its Friday’s contest against Chittenango.

The Lady Firebirds’ impressive start set the tone for a 11-4 win over Chittenango, which allowed the Lady Firebirds to clinch a spot in the sectional semifinal Game that was held yesterday.

Following a barrage of hits and subsequent runs, Phoenix built a 10-0 lead by the end of the third inning.

After a couple of scoreless innings, each team scored a run a piece during the sixth inning. With one more chance to rally, Chittenango scored three runs during the top of the 7th inning, which made the score 11-4. Unfortunately for Chittenango, the Lady Firebirds’ lead proved too much to overcome as Phoenix prevailed with the 7 run win.

Phoenix was led by Meghan Barry, who had three 3 hits and an RBI against Chittenango. Jenna Zaia added two hits and three RBIs while Trisha Hetko chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

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