CRANBERRY TWP — Having already taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Eagle County League championship series, Mars kept its foot on the gas in Game 3 Wednesday evening.
Three runs in the first inning ignited an 11-1, six-inning victory over Cranberry Township at North Boundary Park, earning for Mars a third straight league title and ninth crown in 11 years.
Mars' lineup feasted on Cranberry's pitchers — starter Matt Gayda and reliever Cam Kern — tallying 16 hits.
In the three games of the title series, Mars (22-3) plated 35 runs.
This is an excerpt pick up Thursday's Butler Eagle or subscribe online to read the full article.