UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Entering its appearance in the PIAA Class AA championship game, Riverside and ace pitcher Kirsten Wilson had allowed just two runs in their last 17 games.
But it was the third run allowed in their last 18 games that ultimately ended the Panthers' season just short of a title.
A bloop single in the fourth inning from Jessica Musser propelled Brandywine Heights past Riverside, 1-0, for the state championship Friday at Nittany Lion Softball Park.
As she has been throughout the season, Wilson was strong on the mound, giving up just one unearned run and striking out 13 batters (compared to just one walk).
Logan Snyder and Natalie Pritts each had multi-hit games for the Panthers (22-1).
Amanda Hess not only went 2 for 2 at the plate for the Bullets (27-2), but she also scored the game's lone run.
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