Mankato West fell to Northfield 8-3 in Friday's Class AAA championship softball game. Northfield came out swinging in the first inning, building a quick 5-0 lead, following that up with two more runs in the second inning. The Scarlets diminished the lead with three runs of their own, but failed to keep up the offensive momentum against Northfield's pitcher Brynn Hostettler backed by an excellent defense. The Scarlets finished the season with a 25-2 record and collected a Big Nine conference title. Northfield was the fourth consecutive Big Nine team to win the Class AAA championship.