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In the bottom of the first inning, Lauryn Haggadone hits a three-run bomb over the center-field fence to stake the York Fusion 14-U to a 3-0 lead over the Waverly Heat Saturday at the Memorial Day Classic at the York Ballpark Complex.

YORK – The York Fusion 14-U girls softball team opened the season with four straight wins at the Memorial Day Classic at the York Ballpark Complex this past weekend.

York posted wins over the Lincoln Rockets on Friday night and two more victories on Saturday, a 4-3 win over Grand Island Scorpions Jerry’s Sheet Metal and a 12-4 win over the Waverly Heat 14-U.

That placed the Fusion in the ‘A’ bracket finals on Sunday.

In the first game on Sunday, York picked up a 6-5 win over Dmilaco Biddlecome earning it a shot in the finals where the Fusion would face the Waverly Heat Black.

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York Fusion 14-U left fielder Brittney Driewer makes the play on this sinking low line drive in left field. The York Fusion 14-U defeated the Waverly Heat 14-U 12-4 in its second game on Saturday at the Memorial Day Classic at the York Ballpark Complex.

Waverly’s pitching and offense proved to be too much for York as it dropped the 5-0 decision in the championship game.

On Saturday in the Fusion’s second game, York got a huge shot in the arm in the bottom of the first inning as Lauryn Haggadone blasted a three-run homer to help York to a 3-0 lead.

The inning appeared to come to an end when Kenzie Wruble was thrown out at home, but the umpire called obstruction on Waverly’s third baseman and the score went to 4-0.

York piled on five more runs as it led 9-0 through the first frame.

The Fusion’s lead shrunk to 9-4 as Waverly scored four in the top of third, but York responded with a three-run third as Bailey Holthus and Hailey Lindburg both singled and the Waverly defense committed three errors.

The York Fusion 14-U is back in action Tuesday as it hosts the Columbus Bullets in a doubleheader at the York Ballpark Complex at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

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