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Shadle Park takes 4A softball title


Each year since Sam Skillingstad came to Shadle Park, the Highlanders got closer and closer to a state title. In 2005, they finished fourth. Last season it was second.

Saturday they took the final step. Behind Skillingstad's arm, the Highlanders, ranked 14th nationally, defeated Mountain View 2-0 to raise their record to 28-1 and win the school's first State 4A fastpitch title.

By the way, Skillingstad threw all four state games and did not yield a run. You can't lose if the other team doesn't score.

UPDATE: Skillingstad, besides throwing her second one-hitter in three games, drove in one of Shadle's two runs - catcher Tressa Predisik had the other RBI - while Danielle Lynn had the Highlanders other two hits.

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