FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
TARBORO — Mackenzie Johnson, left, and Helena Babb played with the South Wake Storm from Fuquay Varina in the 12-under USSSA state softball championships. Johnson and Babb were instrumental in leading the Storm to the championship. The championship win was Johnson and Babb's eighth state title apiece. Johnson played outfield and caught, while Babb pitched in seven out of the eight games they played.