VIENNA, W.Va. -- By beating Moorefield in its second 1-0 win in as many games at the Class A State Tournament, Buffalo earned its chance at a third consecutive softball state championship.
In doing so, the Bison continued to have an upper hand against the Yellow Jackets.
The same lineup in Moorefield's gold-and-blue was in the lineup a year ago when Buffalo beat the Yellow Jackets for the 2012 state title.
"They lost no players from last year's tournament, and we lost four seniors," Buffalo Coach Darrell Moore said.
"We know they are racked with talent, but it's hard to improve. We are hitting the ball, but directly to their veteran defense."
Buffalo's Chase Christy led off a two-out rally in the fourth inning with a walk from Moorefield pitcher Sarah Better. Better then walked Katie Reynolds and Olivia Dunn loaded the bases with a single.
Junior third baseman Katie Allen worked her count to 3-2 and then provided the game's only run by drawing a walk from Better.
Christy was 2-for-2, but her biggest plate appearance ended without an official at-bat.