HIllcrest scored three runs in the top of the first and Carolina Forest managed just two hits as the Rams beat the Panthers 6-0 to win the 4A state softbal title at Blythewood High School. Hillcrest jumped out in front with a Rachel Roberts RBI double and a Sarah Stewart 2 run homer in the first and Roberts stymied Panther hitters. Hillcrest added single runs in the 3rd, 4th and 6th innings as part of a ten hit attack.
Carolina Forest one game one at Hillcrest 1-0, but the Rams bounced back for a 7-1 win on the Grand Strand on Friday night setting up the Midlands showdown on Monday. Carolina Forest finishes the season with a 24-4 record. Coach Sarah Michew's squad reached the state championship for the first time in school history.