STANDISH — Aly LeBlanc knew she had a second chance.

Madison’s senior catcher popped up behind the plate in the sixth inning Saturday and nearly had her third straight at-bat end in frustrating fashion. Instead, the Bucksport catcher couldn’t come up with the catch up against the fence.

“That was a big sense of relief because that would have been very disappointing to me,” LeBlanc said. “After that, I knew I had to make up for that.”

LeBlanc followed with a drive to right that turned into an RBI triple, plating the winning run as Madison upended defending champion Bucksport 3-1 in the Class C softball state final at Bailey Field at St. Joseph’s College.

It was the second state crown for the 20-0 Bulldogs in three seasons.

LeBlanc drove in pitcher Madeline Wood with go-ahead hit and later scored on a sacrifice fly.

“It’s amazing,” said LeBlanc, a Miss Maine Softball finalist and the daughter of Madison coach Chris LeBlanc. “It’s an indescribable feeling. I’m just so proud of my team. It’s incredible to be I don’t think we’ve done it in a long time. This year we had very high expectations for ourselves and thought we should be able to win it all.”

Wood got the win for Madison, allowing four hits and striking out seven. Katelin Saunders pitched well for Bucksport, scattering six hits and striking out five.

Sydney LeBlanc had two hits for Madison, while Darian Jellison led the 18-2 Bucks with two hits.

“Our hitting wasn’t up to par,” said Bucksport coach Mike Carrier, whose team defeated Telstar for the title last year. “We were a little excited. I don’t know why. All of them were here last year.”

After Wood drew a leadoff walk in the Madison sixth, LeBlanc’s drive to right found the gap and rolled to the wall.

“Aly’s a great player,” Carrier said. “That pitch she hit was kind of sick. It was way outside but she went with it.”

Erin Whalen followed with a sacrifice fly to left to score LeBlanc to make it 3-1.

Madison took the lead in the third when Aishah Malloy led off with a triple. She scored on a Kayla Bess fielder’s choice.

Bucksport got its first hit in the fourth when Eliza Hosford singled. Jellison reached on a bunt hit, but Madison limited the damage. Saunders singled in Hosford to tie it, but the Bucks stranded a runner.

“(Wood) did nothing different,” Carrier said. “We just started hitting the ball a little bit. We’d been watching the ball.”

Wood got a pair of strikeouts and a fly out to Whitney Bess at third to escape the threat.

“They’re a good team and they’re always going to put runners on the bases and scores on the board,” Wood said. “You just have to keep your composure and know you’re going to get it back and you’ve just got to keep calm.”

Madison graduates just three players — Kayla Bess, Whalen and Aly LeBlanc — while Bucksport graduates four — Kaylee Grindle, Tyler Dupont, Hosford and Julia Zavalza.

“We do have a really good group of sophomores and a couple of really good freshmen,” Carrier said. “We’re going to miss our seniors terribly. They’re the core of our team, but we have some good kids coming back.”