ELLSWORTH — Class C South No. 1 seed Madison defeated Northern Maine No. 1 Narraguagus 7-3 on Saturday at St. Joseph’s College in Standish to claim the state softball championship for the third time in five seasons.
Narraguagus (18-2) led 3-1 after the first inning, but Madison with five runs in the second to take a 6-3 lead. With the help of Sydney LeBlanc’s 14 strikeouts, the Bulldogs (20-0) cruised the rest of the way and won the state title for the ninth time in program history.
Later at St. Joseph’s College, Class A South No. 1 Scarborough (20-0) took home the title with a 12-0 win over Oxford Hills (17-3), the No. 2 seed in Class A North. It was the program’s sixth state championship overall and its fifth in Class A.
In Class B, Brewer (20-0) won the state title on its home field with a 1-0 victory over South No. 6 Greely (13-8). It was the first Class B title for the top-seeded Witches, whose only other title came in Class A in 2008.
That game followed the Class D title game, in which Southern Maine No. 1 Greenville (18-1) claimed its first state softball championship with a 4-3 win over North No. 1 Penobscot Valley (19-1). The result snapped Penobscot Valley’s 39-game winning streak.