South Charlotte

Ardrey Kell wins

Ardrey Kell won its third straight Southwestern 4A softball title with a 4-3 win over Independence on Monday setting up the Knights for another push into the state championships.

Samantha Shleffer was 7-for-10 at the plate in the semifinal games, and drove in six runs, but Taylor Freeman was the spark plug and difference maker.

Freeman drove in two runs, including the game winner in the final and was 9-for-15 with three doubles, a triple and 13 runs batted in over the last three games.