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Liberty County defeats Branford in FHSAA Class 1A softball state championship game

Bulldogs 7, Buccaneers 4
Posted at 11:26 AM, May 24, 2023

CLERMONT, Fla. (WTXL) — The Liberty County High School softball team defeated Branford High School 7-4 Wednesday morning in the 2023 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A softball state championship game at Legends Way Ball Fields.

The state title game game was suspended Tuesday evening because of inclement weather in the area, but concluded Wednesday.

Branford (25-5) and the Bulldogs were tied 4-4 when the game was called Wednesday. A three run home run gave the lead to Liberty County, and they never looked back. With the win, Liberty County (20-8) won its second championship in team history.

The Bulldogs' last softball championship was during the 2013 season.

The Branford Buccaneers made their first appearance in the state championship game.