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Buford wins second straight state softball title
Members of the Buford softball team huddle during the state championship game against Calhoun.

After winning the first girls state championship in any sport in Buford High history, the Lady Wolves’ softball team has repeated.

Karly Fullem (16-1) had a complete-game 8-inning win with 13 strikeouts to lead Buford to a 5-1 win over Calhoun on Saturday in the state finals.

Fullem only walked one batter and gave up just two hits.

With the Lady Wolves (34-2-1) leading 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh, Calhoun’s Madison Dodd stepped to the plate and sent the game into extra innings by hitting a home run.

Buford would not be denied, however, scoring four runs in the top of the eighth inning to win its second straight state title.

The runs came on back-to-back-to-back two-out doubles by Alysha Rudnik, Whitney Holman and Lexi Overstreet off Calhoun pitcher Maddie Monroe to break open a 1-1 tie.

Rudnik led the Lady Wolves at the plate going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Kallie Case went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a runs scored. Overstreet went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI and Holman and Fullen each had an RBI for Buford.

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