Edmond North became the first team from the west to win a Class 6A state title since the class was added in 1996. Norman won the Class 5A state title in 1995.
The Huskies pulled off Saturday's shocker the same way they did the first two — great pitching, solid defense and timely double plays.
With the game scoreless in the third, Broken Arrow had runners at the corners and no outs when Welch faked a pickoff move to third before going to first.
Courtesy runner Brady Biggs broke on Welch's first move and was caught between first and second. By the time the four-play rundown was over, the Tigers had two out and nobody on base.
That was the only runner the Tigers put in scoring position, and the two hits before that play were the only ones Broken Arrow got on Welch.
“It was just electric after that play,” Huskies coach Karl King said of the dugout between innings. “The confidence was just building and you could just feel it that something good was going to happen today.”
Sure enough, it did.
Edmond North broke through in the bottom half after Chase Gibson led off with a double and scored on Trey Cobb's wild pitch.
The Huskies (24-15) added runs in the fifth and sixth, but the one was enough for Welch.