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Scoreless until the sixth, lone Evart run clinched the D3 softball state title

Evart pitcher Kyrah Gray (2), center, embraces teammates as they rush the mound to celebrate after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Emily Miller (15) makes a running catch in the outfield during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Koralynn Billau (44) wipes away a tear as she walks off of the field with her teammates after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Emily Miller (15) celebrates with Allyson Theunick (7) after she crossed home plate — the lone run of the entire game — during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Unity Nelson (6) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Jillian Webb (21) swings and misses a strike during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Kyrah Gray (2) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Mattisen Tiedt (27) gets hit by a pitch during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart players high-five Evart head coach Shaun Gray as they return to the dugout during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Unity Nelson (6) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Avy Wood (7) makes a catch at the wall during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Bailey Spradling (5) bunts the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart players embrace in celebration after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Jillian Decker (0) makes a catch for an out during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Shaylin Alexander (1) swings during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Emily Miller (15) throws a ball in after making a catch during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Koralynn Billau (44) hits the ball in the seventh inning during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Whiteford players return to the dugout in the fifth inning while holding a 0-0 score during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

An Ottawa Lake Whiteford teammate comes to celebrate alongside Avy Wood (7), left, after making a catch at the wall during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Emily Miller (15) holds her stance at bat during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Ava Stevens (28) watches on from third base as Evart celebrates during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Mattisen Tiedt (27) throws the ball to first base for an out during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) sprints to steal second base during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart players embrace in celebration after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

An Ottawa Lake Whiteford tradition on display during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) celebrates as she crosses home plate — the lone run of the entire game — during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart head coach Shaun Gray embraces Evart’s Kayanne Tiedt (17) as he congratulates each player individually after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Koralynn Billau (44) attempts a hit during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Kyrah Gray (2) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Ava Stevens (28) steals second base during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Laney Pirrone (4) keeps her arm fresh between innings while wearing a fun cowboy hat during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart pitcher Kyrah Gray (2), center, embraces teammates as they rush the mound to celebrate after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Brooklyn Mills (15) hits the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Jillian Decker (0) throws the ball to first base during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Keira Elder (20) fields a bunt, but holds the ball too long during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Kyrah Gray (2) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart coaches hug players after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) celebrates as she enters the dugout after crossing home plate — the lone run of the entire game — during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) slides into a contested stolen second base as Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Karlei Conard (24) closes her glove to early and doesn’t have possession of the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) celebrates as she crosses home plate — the lone run of the entire game — during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Brooklyn Mills (15) tosses the ball back to the pitcher’s mound after making a catch at first to tag out Evart’s Emily Miller (15) during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) slides into a contested stolen second base as Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Karlei Conard (24) closes her glove to early and doesn’t have possession of the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s infield comes together during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Keira Elder (20) reacts after fielding a bunt, but holding the ball too long during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart’s Kyrah Gray (2) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart fans hold up letters in support of their team during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart pitcher Kyrah Gray (2), center, embraces teammates as they rush the mound to celebrate after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart fans applaud during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Unity Nelson (6) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

Evart pitcher Kyrah Gray (2), center, embraces teammates as they rush the mound to celebrate after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

EAST LANSING, MI – All it takes is one run.

Evart was victorious, finishing with a 1-0 to claim the Division 3 softball state championship on Saturday, June 15 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing.

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Evart pitcher Kyrah Gray (2), center, embraces teammates as they rush the mound to celebrate after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart players high-five Evart head coach Shaun Gray as they return to the dugout during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart’s Allyson Theunick (7) slides into a contested stolen second base as Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Karlei Conard (24) closes her glove to early and doesn’t have possession of the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart’s Emily Miller (15) throws a ball in after making a catch during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart’s Mattisen Tiedt (27) gets hit by a pitch during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart’s Emily Miller (15) celebrates with Allyson Theunick (7) after she crossed home plate — the lone run of the entire game — during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart fans hold up letters in support of their team during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart’s Kyrah Gray (2) pitches during the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s Koralynn Billau (44) wipes away a tear as she walks off of the field with her teammates after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.
Evart players embrace in celebration after the MHSAA Division 3 softball state championship game on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium in East Lansing. Evert clinched the title with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Lake Whiteford.

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