Softball: Skowhegan breaks through late to win Class A title
STANDISH – Skowhegan High landed hits at key moments and broke the tie in the final inning to defeat Biddeford, 7-4, for the Class A State Softball Championship on Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph’s College.
The River Hawks (19-1) won their third state championship and their first since 2014. Biddeford, who beat Skowhegan in the 2016 state final, was 17-4.
He was tied at 4 entering the last set.
Annabelle Morris led the seventh with a single on the left. After one out, Mariah Whittemore doubled down on the right, placing the runners in second and third. Following an intentional walk. Morris scored on wild ground.
Two errors in the infield led to two more races.
Biddeford put a runner in first with a strikeout in the late seventh, but winning pitcher Sierra Carey grabbed a pop-up and pitched first for a double play that ended the game.
Skowhegan took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth on a Callaway LePage RBI single. Biddeford tied with a late inning strikeout when Baylor Wilkinson crushed a home run in the utility shed behind the left field fence.
Trailing 2-1 late in the fourth, Biddeford scored twice to take the lead.
With two starts and one out, Hannah Gosselin pulled off a single in the middle to lead in the tied point. The green light scored on a stray pitch from the outfield.
The River Hawks tied him for fifth on an RBI single from Jaycie Christopher.
Skowhegan jumped quickly, scoring twice in the first inning, helped by some unusual playing errors from Biddeford.
Morris and Christopher opened with a single and a walk. After progressing on an out, both scored on a pitching error into the field.
This story will be updated.
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