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Southwest rallies to Little League Softball World Series title

(Photo courtesy of Little League Softball World Series)

Southwest, represented by region winner Midway Little League out of Texas, came from behind Monday to clinch the Little League Softball World Series title with a 5-4 win over Mid-Atlantic, represented by Maryland.

The team fell behind 3-0 to Mid-Atlantic in the opening two frames but rallied with four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead.

Mid-Atlantic tied up the contest in the fifth, and the teams remained knotted 4-4 through the end of the sixth inning.

In a thrilling extra-innings finale, Southwest eked out the victory with a run in the top of the seventh.

Kaitlyn Lowe led Southwest with two RBIs, while pitcher Zaneria Hughes secured seven strikeouts to hold off Mid-Atlantic down the stretch.

“I was very excited for this game,” Huges told ESPN after the final. “When we started it, I knew there was something special with our team and that we were going to make it the whole way.”

The Texas-based squad took home the Little League trophy despite being the youngest team in the tournament.