AUGUSTA — The only thing that could slow the Skowhegan High softball team Tuesday in the Class A North championship game was the weather.

A small thunderstorm hit just before the start of the seventh inning, but all that did was delay Skowhegan’s victory.

By beating fourth-seeded Edward Little 8-2, the Indians earned their second regional title in three years.

The No. 6 seed in the region, Skowhegan will face Biddeford in the Class A state championship game Saturday at St. Joseph’s College.

The victory was the ninth in 11 games for the Indians. Midway through the regular season, Skowhegan was 3-5.

“At the beginning of the season I thought we could make it (to the state game) but then I thought, maybe we won’t,” said third baseman Bonnie-Jane Aiken, who scored two runs and drove in another. “We picked it back up.”

“I tell the kids, the season’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon,” Coach Lee Johnson said. “Right now we’re a team that believes in each other.”

Skowhegan broke the game open with four runs in the top of the fourth. Wylie Bedard led off with a single and Ashley Alward followed with a bunt single. Aiken worked a walk after being down 0-2 in the count to load the bases, setting up Lindsey Warren, who hit a two-run double down the first- base line, giving the Indians a 4-1 lead.

With one out, Eliza Bedard hit a two-run single, chasing Edward Little starting pitcher Sarah Hammond and giving the Indians a 6-1 lead.

MADISON 12, LISBON 0: Sydney LeBlanc doubled three times and drove in a pair of runs as top-rankeded Madison (19-0) shut out Lisbon (12-7) in five innings in the Class C South championship game at Standish.

LeBlanc just missed a home run with a blast off the top of the wall in center field in the first inning. The two-out double scored Wood and gave the Bulldogs an early lead.

Madison broke it open with a three-run fourth that started with two outs. Singles by Whitney, Kayla Bess and Ashley Emery loaded the bases for Wood, who ripped a two-run single past the diving shortstop to make it 4-0. Back-to-back walks to Aly LeBlanc and Erin Whalen pushed Ashley Emery across to make it 5-0.

Whitney Bess added an RBI single in the fifth.

Sydney LeBlanc, Aishah Malloy and Whitney Bess had two hits apiece for Madison.

Madeline Wood allowed four hits, a walk, and hit a batter while striking out four in six innings for Madison.