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Tuesday’s local softball: Easthampton clinches Metro Division 2 title

Easthampton clinched the Metro League softball Division 2 regular season title with a 10-0 win over Belchertown on the road Tuesday.

Nicole Handzel tossed a one-hitter, walked one and struck out 10 to finish 13-2 heading into this weekend’s tournament.

Erinne Dull’s single in the first inning was the long hit of the day for Belchertown (6-10).

Kayla McFarland went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double and scored two runs for Easthampton. Kelly Avard scored three runs and went 2-for-3 with a single and double. Alyssa Jasak went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and knocked in a pair.

The Southwick at Amherst and Northampton at Springfield games were cancelled due to weather and will not be made up prior to the postseason.

Metro Softball

Easthampton 10, Belchertown 0

Easthampton 023 001 4—10 8 1

Belchertown 000 000 0—0 1 1

WP - Handzel; LP - Cote

Records: Easthampton (13-2) Belchertown (6-10)

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