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Baylor softball wins second straight Division II AA state title

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

The Baylor School softball team won their second straight state title Friday, after a 9-1 win over Girls Preparatory School in the Division II AA championship game.

The Red Raiders, who won the title back in 2015, made it their 10th overall state title in program history.

Baylor had beaten GPS Thursday 8-2 in the semifinal game, sending the Bruisers to the losers bracket. GPS then beat St. Benedict Thursday night to make their way to the final game.

The Red Raiders got on the board right away. In the first, sophomore Kamrie Rich pulled a shot down the third base line to bring in two Baylor runs.

Then in the second, Red Raiders add to the lead after Crosby Huckabay takes an outside pitch through the 3-4 hole for an RBI single. Baylor was up 3-0 going into the fourth, but the Bruisers leave a mark when a passed ball brings home freshman Kaitlyn Songer for the GPS score.

Baylor then put the game out of reach after Aaliyah Henderson blasts a three-run home run over the left field fence.

"They played great from start to finish" said Baylor Head Coach Kelli Smith. "I think what defines this team is that everybody understood their role and accepted their role. That made our chemistry great, aside from the amazing talent these kids had on the field together. That's what made 2016 so special."

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