The Amherst softball team lost 1-0 in the state championship game to King Philip in Worcester.
Emma Mendoker struck out nine batters, including the 1,000th of her career, in her final game in an Amherst uniform.
The game was scoreless in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Mendoker appeared to get out of the inning. She induced a bases-loaded pop-up with two outs, but Athena Donta fell, and the ball dropped.
Three runners scored, but only the first one counted because the second runner failed to touch 3rd base.