The West Brunswick High School softball team beat South Columbus 11-1 Friday and clinched its first conference championship since the NCHSAA switched to fast pitch in the mid-1990s.
West entered the final game of the conference season tied for first with Whiteville. If Whiteville lost its game Friday night, West would be the outright champion.
On Senior Night, winning pitcher Carly White gave up seven hits in the five-inning game. She struck out six and walked no one. At the plate, she was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.