TAYLORSVILLE -- No way the Warriors were going 0-for-3 in state softball championship games.
Making its first state title game appearance since 1993, Weber High led wire-to-wire Thursday in a nailbiting 8-6 victory over Copper Hills in the 5-A championship game at the Valley Complex.
The Region 1 champion Warriors (29-3 overall), who swept their first league title since 1995, won five games in the one-loss bracket after Tuesday's hiccup against the Grizzlies to capture the school's first softball championship since the sport was sanctioned in 1990.
Weber fell to Bingham in the 1991 and 1993 state 4-A title games at Holladay's Cottonwood Complex.
Copper Hills tied the score 3-all in the second inning and pulled within 7-6 in the seventh. Weber scored a seventh-inning run and held the Grizzlies scoreless in their half of the inning.
In the day's first elimination game, the Warriors blanked Region 4 champion Bingham 2-0.
Junior right-hander McKenna Bull tossed a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk.
"Everyone is ready and pumped. We really want this," said Bull, who has verbally committed to BYU. "There is no doubt in my mind we can win it."
Miners senior right-hander Keagan Hanny retired the first nine Weber batters -- only allowing one hit -- before being replaced by junior right-hander Paige Reimann after the third inning.
Weber scored a fourth-inning run when leadoff batter Erin Reichle singled and Haleigh Mortensen reached base safely on a throwing error when the Miners tried to force out Reichle at second.
Nicole Weiss' single loaded the bases, and after consecutive strikeouts, Haylee Chugg's roller to third base resulted in a throwing error to first that enabled Reichle to score.
In the seventh inning, designated player Kennede Clarke drew a one-out walk and scored on Mortensen's single to right-center field.
After giving up a two-out, first-inning single, Bull retired the next 18 Bingham batters before Kaitlin Latu and Danielle Soffe had back-to-back singles in the seventh.
"I was nervous in the seventh when I gave up a couple of hits, but I knew my team had my back," Bull said. "I knew a few of their hitters. I felt confident I could get it past them and do what I needed.
"It was my goal to get a shutout and I just knew I could do it," she said. "There is nothing that can stop us, and I'm looking forward to getting another shot at Copper Hills."
The Region 3 champion Grizzlies beat Weber 1-0 on Tuesday on a fifth-inning wild pitch.
Reichle, a junior combo guard on the Warriors' 5-A girls runner-up basketball team this season, went 2-for-4 -- she also reached base on a fielder's choice -- and scored a run. Hali Bennion was 2-for-3.
"This has been one of my goals for a long time to win state, and to have a chance to do it is crazy," Bull said. "I have two more games in my arm today."
A seven-run third inning in the first game versus the Grizzlies enabled Weber to punish the Grizzlies 9-3 and set up a winner-take-all finale.
Bull was roughed up for 11 hits. She fanned seven and walked one.
Weber sent 11 batters to the plate in the third, getting four hits and capitalizing on three Copper Hills' errors.
Weiss drilled a two-run double and Hannah Charlton had a two-run single in the inning.
Senior right-hander Shelby Abeyta was pulled after 22aN3 innings. She allowed five runs on two hits.
The Grizzlies' Amanda Cook had a two-out, solo shot over the left-field fence to cut the deficit to 8-3 in the fifth inning.
Reichle went 2-for-5 -- she also reached base on an error -- with an RBI and scored a run. Stroud walked with an RBI single and a run; Chugg had an RBI single -- she also reached base on an error; Charlton was 2-for-4 with a run; and Clarke singled and walked with two runs.