Taylor Chain and her Gloucester City teammates beat Saddle Brook, 3-0, for the Group 1 state softball title because they refused to lose this afternoon at Toms River North.

The determinaton started in the circle with Chain, who said that in the seventh and final inning she was not going to allow a run. And she didn't.

Chain struckout the first batter. The second hitter got on base on an error. But Chain got the next two out on a fly ball and a strikeout, her 18th of the game.

BILL IEZZI