Senior Rysa Ferdon's ground-rule double scored pitcher Jennifer Chew in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Miraleste High School a 3-2 victory over Paraclete in the Southern Section 1-A softball title game Saturday night at Mayfair Park in Lakewood.
Ferdon's game-winning hit gave the Pioneer League champion Marauders their first Section title.
"I wanted to win this since I was 6 years old," Ferdon said. "I hadn't hit a ball hard all day so I just went back to my normal swing and it worked."
Desert-Inyo champion Paraclete led 2-1 going into the fourth when Miraleste tied the score on a fielder's choice. With the bases loaded, Andra Stockert scored the tying run to set up Ferdon's seventh-inning heroics.
Chew (25-1), a senior, allowed two hits and had 12 strikeouts. "Our goal at the start of the year was to win the CIF," Miraleste Coach John Matull said. "With our kids hitting the ball hard all game long I knew we would come back."