The Black and Gold put together a superb rally in the seventh inning of Game 3 but ultimately couldn’t scratch across another run, allowing the No. 2 Huskies to celebrate a 5-4 victory and their first-ever state crown after earning a 3-2 win earlier in the day to send the championship series into a decisive tiebreaker.

"There was something inside me that made me believe we were going to come out on top. We fought until the last out. It really stinks being second, but I couldn’t ask for a single thing more from this team and these seniors. I wouldn’t change a thing … other than the outcome.” — Coach Brent Patterson