Early offense propels Seneca softball to sectional final

Seneca softball built a quick lead against top seed De Soto and didn’t look back en route to a 9-6 Division 5 sectional semifinal win Monday at Stoddard Elementary.

Seneca led by as much as 9-3 in the middle innings before De Soto unleashed a three-run frame to cut the deficit in half. Seneca was able to hang on in the final few frames to move on.

Seneca will play Independence/Gilmanton Wednesday in Bangor for a trip to State.