Manti squirts shaving cream into the air after being awarded the 3A softball state championship game in Spanish Fork on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Adam Fondren, for the Deseret News

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Tiffany Hermansen wasn’t about to watch another team celebrate on the field at her expense. That’s how her freshman and junior seasons ended, and it was miserable.

On Saturday, she finally got to experience the euphoria of being a state champion.

Hermansen mowed down South Summit Wildcat batters in Saturday’s 3A state championship, only allowing one hit and leading the Manti Templars to the 13-0 victory in five innings at Spanish Fork Sports Complex.

Hermansen finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, only allowing five runs in five games.

“I was pretty confident. I work really hard, especially me and my catcher. We work too hard to lose, so I’m really happy and I felt really confident we could do it,” said Hermansen, who struck out six batters.

Against South Summit in Friday’s winners bracket game, Hermansen earned the win in a tight pitchers duel, 3-2.

She gave up two solo home runs in the win, and those home runs served as extra motivation in the rematch.

“I’ve always been taught no matter what, even if they hit a home run, you come back and you shove it down their throats,” said Hermansen.

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