STRATFORD \u2014 Sam Schiebe warmed up prior to the Class L final at DeLuca Field, and told her coach Leigh Barone that \u201cI\u2019m feeling it, I feel good today.\u201d That was both accurate, and bad news for the opposition Friday night. The senior had already joined Masuk\u2019s long list of stellar pitchers prior to this year, but she sparkled again when it mattered most. Schiebe fired a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts to send the No. 2 Panthers to the Class L title with a 2-0 win over East Haven at DeLuca Field. Schiebe was named the game\u2019s MVP and tossed her second straight shutout in a state championship. \u201cShe\u2019s a great pitcher and being in this situation before for a third time, she has that experience,\u201d Barone said. \u201cShe just knew she had to go out and give all she had because East Haven was solid offensively.\u201d The Panthers plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal the title. It\u2019s the fifth in program history to go along with three straight SWC titles for a talented group of seniors. \u201cIt\u2019s awesome,\u201d Schiebe said. \u201cI know I can speak for all my seniors: we wouldn\u2019t want to end it any other way. I couldn\u2019t ask for a better team.\u201d Both teams started the sixth with the top of the order of at the plate, but it was the experienced Panthers who delivered again. Senior Meg McFarland laced a double to left field, and three batters later Maddie Procyk plated her with a sac fly to center. \u201cWe didn\u2019t really hit until the sixth inning so it took us a while to get with the program,\u201d McFarland said. \u201cWe were able to just do what we had to do, get a rally going and eventually score.\u201d In the top of the frame East Haven had its chance to score, getting runners on second and third with two outs. But Brooke Clancy crushed a ball to center that was caught by McFarland. \u201cSecond and third with two outs and Brooke Clancy hits a laser to center field,\u201d said Yellow Jackets assistant Jeff Crisafi. \u201cOff the bat I thought it was more in the gap, and I look up and McFarland is right there catching it. That took the wind out of our sails a little bit and they come up with a leadoff double. That\u2019s the game right there.\u201d Other than that it was a classic pitchers\u2019 duel between Schiebe and East Haven\u2019s Tori Heaphy, who had the Jackets\u2019 only two hits off her counterpart. The sophomore yielded just four hits herself in another commanding performance. Each team fired zeros for 13 of the 14 half-innings. \u201cThey came in really hot this entire state tournament,\u201d Schiebe said. \u201cThey were scoring a lot so we knew we had to hold them to limited runs. We mixed pitches, (catcher Montana Killoran) really stepped in this year and did a great job.\u201d MIDNIGHT STRIKES The loss ended the tremendous run by the 16th-seeded Yellow Jackets, who beat Hand, No. 1 St. Joseph, Barlow and Brookfield to reach the final. East Haven will be a serious threat next year as most of its talented lineup returns. \u201cIt\u2019s a good taste because you don\u2019t really know about it until you get here,\u201d Crisafi said. \u201cYou get that taste and it\u2019s right on the tip of your fingers, but you don\u2019t come home with it and it builds more motivation for next year. Are we disappointed with the result? Of course. But in 10 years they\u2019re going to look back on the run we went on.\u201d PLAYER OF THE GAME Sam Schiebe, Masuk: Will join University of Bridgeport next year with McFarland, and will get to continue their story there. QUOTABLE \u201cIt\u2019s so satisfying because every single game we played in the state tournament has been a tough win and a battle,\u201d said Masuk senior Gretchen Bunovsky, who was walked intentionally during the sixth. \u201cTo end up winning the whole thing with good games the whole way feels so good.\u201d \u201cThese last two weeks were Tori Heaphy\u2019s coming out party,\u201d Crisafi said. \u201cThe SCC and we knew how good she was, it was just about the whole state knowing. Now the whole state knows who Tori Heaphy is, with the way she\u2019s been swinging the bat and dominating in the circle. She pitched great tonight.\u201d firstname.lastname@example.org; @ryanlacey11 EAST HAVEN 2, MASUK 0 EAST HAVEN 000 000 0 \u2014 0 2 1 MASUK000 000 0 \u2014 2 4 0 Batteries: EH\u2014Tori Heaphy and Magdalena Barthel; M-Sam Schiebe and Montana Killoran. Records: East Haven 15-10, Masuk 26-1.