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Springville delivers 3-peat

Tigers complete sweep of Scottsboro for Class 5A softball title at Choccolocco Park; Swaney completes emotional year with MVP

Springville pitcher and tournament MVP Abby Swaney is embraced by a teammate after the Tigers won their third straight Class 5A state title Monday. On the cover, the Tigers celebrate in the infield. (Photos by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD -- After two days of waiting and two venues, Springville won its third straight Class 5A state softball championship Monday, beating Scottsboro 2-0 at Choccolocco Park.

The game was the resumption of the “if” championship game suspended in the third inning Saturday at Montgomery’s Lagoon Park.

Springville sophomore pitcher Abby Swaney was named most valuable player, completing an emotional season after losing her dad over the summer. Swaney pitched a shutout in the title game and held Scottsboro to one run in the championship doubleheader.

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