With pitching dominant, the question became which team would deliver the big hit when St. Joseph met Masuk for the Class M softball championship in Stratford.
Kat Gallant delivered the decisive blow for Masuk with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth. The junior pitched a three-hitter when Masuk held its No. 1 seed and earned its third consecutive state title with the 2-0 victory against No. 2 St. Joseph at Frank DeLuca Hall of Fame Field.