WILLOW HILL - Chestnut Ridge scored five runs in the top of the seventh and then held on to beat Fannett-Metal, 9-7, Saturday afternoon in Sideling Hill League high school softball action.
Both teams split the series this year, which means both clubs will be declared co-champions as the two clubs begin play in the state playoffs Monday.
Ridge, the District 5 Class AA champion, will play District 6 runner-up Central Cambria at 4:30 p.m. at Bedford High School, and Fannett-Metal, the District 5 Class A champion, takes on District 6 champ Claysburg-Kimmel at 2 p.m. at University Park.
Winning pitcher Stefanie McCoy, who worked two innings for the win in relief, hit a three-run homer during a four-run fifth inning. She finished with three hits. Teammate Brittany Mock added a two-run homer during the seventh inning.
Ridge improved to 21-1, while Fannett-Metal fell to 19-2.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Chestnut Ridge000 040 5 - 9 13 5
Fannett-Metal200 211 1 - 7 4 2
HR-McCoy, Mock (CR), Lauthers (FM). Multiple hits-Clingerman 2, Deener 2, McCoy 3, Mock 2, Finnegan 2 (CR), Fields 2 (FM). RBI-McCoy 3, Weyant, Mock 2, Yothers, Finnegan (CR), Lauthers 2, Fields 2 (FM). WP-McCoy. LP-Rhodes. SO-Weyant 5, McCoy 1, Rhodes 7. BB-Weyant 7, McCoy 2, Rhodes 3.
Records: Chestnut Ridge (21-1), Fannett-Metal (19-2).