STANDISH, Maine — The Biddeford softball team has seen its share of comebacks this week.

Most of the time, the Tigers have been watching other teams rally on them.

Saturday, when Skowhegan rallied to make it a one-run game in the fifth inning of the Class A state championship game, the Tigers were ready.

“My heart was starting to drop again, just like it did against Scarborough,” said Biddeford coach Ray Magnant, whose team was up 7-2 against the Red Storm.

But just like it did against Scarborough, Biddeford was able to thwart the Indians’ comeback hopes and respond with a big inning, eventually finishing off Skowhegan with a 12-7 win.

It’s the first state championship win for Biddeford since 2006.

“It feels incredible,” senior pitcher Kirsten Lebreux said. “It’s been our goal from the beginning of the season. It’s the best way to end the season.”

Lebreux scattered eight hits and struck out nine to lead the Tigers (15-4). She also had a hit and RBI. First baseman Alex Chase had a hit and drove in three.

Wylie Bedard had two hits and three RBI for Skowhegan (12-8) while Eliza Bedard had a hit and drove in three runs. Annie Worthen had three hits and scored a run.

The Indians, which stormed through the A North tourney with solid pitching and defense struggled in the field at times and had four errors.

“We had a couple innings where we put ourselves in situations to give them some momentum,” Skowhegan coach Lee Johnson said. “They took advantage of that with some timely hits.”

Biddeford had opened a 6-1 lead in the third inning, scoring six runs on just three hits.

Skowhegan rallied in the fifth and got within 6-5. Eliza Bedard had a two-run single and Wylie Bedard followed with a two-run triple. She was stranded at third and Biddeford escaped with the lead.

“I think if we could have found a way to push one more across and tied them up, it might have given us a little bit more,” Johnson said. “We were still kind of chasing a little bit.”

Skowhegan’s momentum was short-lived. Biddeford responded with six runs on two hits and two Indian errors to make it 12-5 in the bottom of the inning.