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West wins division softball title

Winning pitcher Mia Butka had three hits and drove in four runs Friday as West Scranton defeated Abington Heights, 12-6, in a playoff for the Lackawanna League Division 1 softball title.

Both teams went 11-1 in Lackawanna League play, splitting their regular-season meetings. Once they were eliminated from postseason play by Pittston Area – Abington Heights in last week’s semifinals and West Scranton in Thursday’s final of the District 2-4 Class 5A Subregional – they met at Scranton High’s home field to decide the title.

Butka had a double and scored three times.

West Scranton jumped in front 5-0 after 1½ innings.

Abington Heights closed within 5-2 after three innings and 8-4 after six innings.

West Scranton gave itself a cushion with four runs in the top of the seventh.

Madison Maloney, Isabella Summa and Olivia Dougher each had two of West Scranton’s dozen hits.

Amelia Noll doubled and drove in two runs.

Maloney scored three times. Summa, who doubled, and Dougher each had a run and an RBI.

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