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VIDEO: Wellsville softball off to state championships in Long Island after a statement win, 15-5

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By JOHN ANDERSON

It’s hard to forget the 47-minute game in 1997 when Jill Regan threw a no-hitter and the Lions lost, missing an opportunity to win a state championships for softball.

This was just a few years after her sister, Jessica was a part of the state championship girls’ volleyball team led by Kelly Golish-Vossler. Then there was the baseball team. Like softball, they had so many dominating years but Section V did not allow the teams to go to states until 1996. Wellsville baseball ran into a future pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers in the state final four and lost.

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On Saturday, the Lions erased a 2-2 tie game and crushed Iroquois, 15-5 to advance to the state final four in Long Island next weekend.

Wellsville (22-1) downed the Section Vi champions at Webster Schroeder High School.

Chris Brooks was tweeting (@iambrooksie) and will have photos and a game story for the Sun and wellsvillsports.com of the victory.

Brooks tweeted Makenna Dunbarn hit a two-run home run for the 2-0 lead, scoring Sawyer Burke who singled.

Lydia Loos hit a double for Iroquois and then tied it with a wind-blown hit. Wellsville took advantage of the wind in the third to take a 5-2 lead. The lead expanded to 9-2 when Dunbar and Makenzie Cowburn had RBI singles.

Dunbar then hit a second home run and Brazen Beckwith hit one to the top of the fence to seal the win and a trip 23 years in the waiting.

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