The Chandler Lady Lions followed the slow-pitch state softball title they won in the spring of 2016 by capturing the fast-pitch title in the fall.

No. 1 Chandler defeated No. 2 Perkins-Tryon, 5-3, on Saturday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

It marked the first fast-pitch title for the school in 52 years.

CHS got on the board in the first inning as Neleigh Herring’s double sent in sister Baleigh to open the scoring.

P-T tied the game, 1-1, in the third on Bailey Wamsley’s single to send in Brooke Field.

The Lady Demons then took a two-run lead in the top of the fourth as Bailey Aldridge and Morgan Hill both singled and were both sent home.

But Chandler knotted things back up in the bottom of that same inning. Kylee Lynch, Neleigh Herring and Blayne Solberg each walked to reach base with two outs. Then sister Jayden Solberg singled to center to bring in Lynch and Herring.

The Lady Lions put in the game-winning runs in the sixth inning.

With Lynch and Herring both having reached bases via walks again – Herring intentionally walked for the third time – it was Blayne Solberg’s game-winning two-RBI single that brought them both in.

Neleigh went the distance in the circle for the Lady Lions.

Chandler finished the year at 37-4; Perkins-Tryon at 37-5.

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