Mars Wins Early Season Section Battle Against South Fayette

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In a battle of two of the top teams in Class 5A, Mars got the best of South Fayette at home on Wednesday in Section 2 action, 7-3.

Junior Joe Craska got the win for the Planets, going 5.1 innings and striking out 4 batters. Sophomore Alex Heavner finished off the rest of the game on the mound, recording strikeouts on three of his five outs. He also went 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.

Mars had four players record multi-hit games, led by sophomore Teddy Ruffner with a home run and two RBI.

Sophomore Jon Weatherholt had two doubles and seniors Rowen Fletcher and  Tyler Kowalkowski each had two hits.

Mars improves to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Planets are scheduled to host Moon on Friday at 3:45 p.m. in a section game.

South Fayette drops to 7-2 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Lions are scheduled to travel to Shaler on Friday at 4 p.m. for a section game.