The Whiteville Lady Wolfpack were unable to bring the N.C. 1A state championship back to Columbus County, losing to North Stokes 10-1 in the final game of the best-of-three series.
WHS lost the first game of the series Friday night 3-0, but evened the series with a 6-3 victory early Saturday afternoon.
North Stokes jumped on the Lady Pack early, scoring eight of its 10 runs in the game’s first three innings. WHS managed just six hits and one run against North Stokes starting pitcher Lindsay Brown, who was named MVP of the series.
WHS finished the season 26-8 and will lose just two players, catcher Lauren Edwards and outfielder Lorna Jackson, to graduation.
“I look forward to seeing what they do in the future,” said WHS head coach Olivia Scott. “I just hope that these people are ready to see Whiteville here every year.”