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Eagle High softball finishes season No. 1 in nation

Eagle players celebrate beating Rocky Mountain to win the 5A softball tournament championship at Mountain View High in Meridian on May 22, 2016.
Eagle players celebrate beating Rocky Mountain to win the 5A softball tournament championship at Mountain View High in Meridian on May 22, 2016. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

Eagle High became the first Idaho softball team to assume the No. 1 ranking in the nation in May, and the Mustangs added to their historic season by maintaining the top spot in the final MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Softball Rankings, which were released Tuesday.

The Mustangs finished the 2016 season 29-0, culminating with a second consecutive 5A state championship after a 5-2 win over Rocky Mountain on May 22.

After a month-long wait, the Mustangs were finally crowned national champions this week, affirming a season full of eye-popping statistics.

Eagle batted .468 as a team and hit 65 home runs. Pitchers Bradie Fillmore and Autumn Moffat combined for a 0.63 ERA and 1.72 strikeouts per inning. The Mustangs won 22 of their games by 10 runs or more and surpassed 15 or more runs scored in 12 games.

Eagle ended the season having outscored its opponents 378-26.

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