The Columbus softball team defeated Northside 5-0 to claim its first Class AAA state title Saturday at South Commons.
Blue Devils pitcher Chandler Padgett picked up her fourth win in three days. She did not allow a run through each of the four Elite Eight games Columbus played.
Columbus took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth after an overthrow to first base allowed in Amanda Stucky, and a Daniella Glover single carried in another.
The Blue Devils bolstered their lead with a three-run fifth inning, getting scores from Octavia Lewis-Rand, Liz Lochner and another from Stucky.
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Padgett struck out two and allowed two hits.
Northside’s Haley Love struck out three and gave up five hits.