A five-run third inning was too much to overcome for Pisgah as the Hale County Wildcats were victorious 6-2 in the class 3A softball state title game.
Hale County picked up the three-peat behind sophomore Savanna Holmes who pitched the complete game, allowing nine hits, two runs, and struck out four.
The game changed after a scoreless two innings when Harley Stokes hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, which sparked the five-run inning.
Pisgah used three pitchers in the game, starting with Stephanie Schoonover, before moving on to Kennedy Barron, then finishing the game with Leigha Kirby. Pisgah got a couple of hits from Hannahstaysia Weaver, Macy Anderson and Barron, but only Annie Hughes could bat one in.
The Pisgah Eagles have won eight state titles since 2001, but Halo County has been the dominant force the last three years in class 3A.
Chelsea’s road to the championship:
WBR1: def. Pisgah 4-0
WBR2: def. Slocumb 7-2
WBF: def. Dale County 9-2
Finals: def. Pisgah 6-2