Fayetteville Britt scored three runs in the top of the seventh and final regulation inning, rallying to beat South Caldwell 3-2 in Game 1 of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A softball state championship series.
Britt (24-5) can win the championship with a win in Game 2 Saturday at 11 a.m. at N.C. State.
South Caldwell (28-3) had its 25-game win streak snapped. South will try to force a deciding Game 3, which would be played Saturday at 5 p.m.
On Friday, South Caldwell scored in the bottom of the third and fifth innings to build a two-run lead. Jasmine Hall singled and scored on Ciara Hanson's ground ball in the third. In the fifth, Reagan Weisner singled and scored on an Allison Blair double.
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For the game, South Caldwell stranded 12 batters and committed three errors. It stranded runners on second and third base in the sixth.