PADUCAH, KY — For the second time in the last three years, the Goreville Blackcats are bringing home the IHSA 1A State Softball Championship as they defeated Illini Bluffs 4-2 on Saturday.

The Blackcats found themselves in a 2-0 hole heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. That is when everything changed. Goreville plated four runs in the inning and took a 4-2 lead.

With their win over Illini Bluffs the Blackcats now have three total state championships. The others coming in 2012 and 2017.