COLUMBIA, S.C. — The 5A state softball title was decided on a neutral field on Friday night at Northwestern High School. The Lexington Wildcats felt right at home as they secured their first state championship since 2001.

Lexington faced Byrnes in the third and final game of the 5A state championship series in Rock Hill.

The Lady Wildcats wasted no time as South Carolina commit Hannah Kumiyama started the game with a two-run homer. But Byrnes would tie the game at 2-2 by the end of the first inning.

In the bottom of the second the Rebels would get some separation with a 5-2 lead after hit from Kasey Widmyer and an error from the Wildcats.

But Lexington battles all the way back and in the top of the fifth they took the lead with a solo home run from Saige Stanley and Lexington goes up 6-5.

Stanley's go-ahead home run would be the game winning run because Lexington center fielder Peri Rouillard ends the game with a diving head first catch for the final out.

The Lexington Wildcats are your 5A state champions they win tonight 6-5. White Knoll won it last and and now Lexington wins this year so the 5A state softball title stays in the Midlands.

Check out the highlights from Lexington's huge win in the championship game.