Marcellus tops Phoenix softball team in sectional playoffs

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team went into the Section II Class B playoffs as the tenth seed following its 10-9 regular season.

In the opening round, Phoenix took on a familiar foe, Marcellus, May 25.

The Lady Firebirds split the season series with Marcellus in games that were both decided by one run each.

Unfortunately for Phoenix, Marcellus scored a couple of runs down the stretch to come away with the win.

The Lady Firebirds season concludes with a final record of 10-10.

After both teams were held scoreless during the first inning, the Lady Firebirds took a 1-0 lead during the top of the second inning. However, Marcellus stormed ahead during the bottom of the second inning. The Lady Mustangs scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.

Phoenix battled back during the third inning. The Lady Firebirds scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. Marcellus responded during the fourth inning, scoring two runs to regain the lead at 4-3.

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