Pitcher Chelsey Parkins had a deep ball hit to center field making way for a stand-up double. Buffalo had 12 hits in the game, but made due with a few game-changers.
Parkins, meanwhile, shut down the Bulldogs from the circle. She allowed only four baserunners, with three walks and only one hit. Parkins closed out the game with three straight strikeouts with a roaring crowd, and she heads into the State Tournament with confidence.
"I know getting the ball across the plate means the defense will take care of it without a doubt," Parkins said.
Moore said there's still elements of the team's game that need improved in the next week. The Bison have won the last two Class A state championships.
"Winning a third title means many things to us. It makes our program look very good, and can only leave more room for us to improve. Mistakes have to be minimalized in these scenarios," Moore said.
With Buffalo starting five sophomores and four juniors, Moore already is looking beyond a title. He wants the team and program at Buffalo to expand.
"We hope having these young girls in the tournament again means nothing more than improvement and reward. Next year we will have them back and winning a title could bring more girls to better our program."