Bats Come Alive as Booneville Wins 3A State Championship
Hailee Burns was the leader in Wednesday’s 1-0 win in game one over Raleigh.
Today, Burns was again a massive part. However, Olivia Garrett shined on the offensive end as the Booneville Lady Blue Devils defeated the Raleigh Lady Lions 6-1 to win the 3A Fast Pitch State Championship for the first time in program history.
Garrett started the game off in the best way imaginable for her squad. She belted a three-run shot to left-center in the top of the first inning to give the Blue Devils their initial 3-0 lead.
After that, Burns followed up her one-hitter on Wednesday with yet another spectacular performance.
She shut down a scoring threat with runners in scoring position with no outs in the second without allowing a run. From that point, Burns continued to come up clutch in key situations to allow no damage through six.
Burns also put in work on the offensive end with an RBI double in the fourth inning to score Jourdan Mathis.
With a 4-0 lead, the sixth inning is where the Blue Devils truly put the game close to out of reach. Garret notched another RBI with a single to score one and was brought in on an RBI single by Hannah Davis.
Raleigh managed one run in the seventh to avoid being shut out for the entire series, but the outcome never seemed in question as the Blue Devils clinched the first title in school history.
Garrett led the way with four hits on four at-bats, including the three-run homer.
Booneville finishes their season at 29-4 while sweeping their entire postseason slate without a single loss.