Breckenridge led 4-0 against the state-ranked Lady Bearcats before falling 9-5 in the season finale.
“I'm really proud of our girls,” Lady Bucks coach Rob Young said. “We played the No. 1 team in our region on a night when they were playing to win the district championship. All we were playing for was the pride of finishing the season well.
“Our kids played great and put a huge scare in them. We just couldn't hold on and were beaten by a great experienced team.”
The Lady Bucks jumped to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the second.
Freshman Maci Patterson scored after drawing a lead-off walk. Senior Ashly Fambro smashed a double and freshman Emma Davis followed with a walk.
Freshman Heather Reatherford singled to load the bases. Junior Brooke Moss slammed a triple into center field to score three runs.
Hawley cut the lead to 4-2 by picking up two runs in the bottom of the second.
The Lady Bearcats made a pitching change in the third inning with junior Jordan Anderson taking over in the circle.
Anderson allowed only two hits over the final five innings while striking out 12.
Hawley took the lead with a four-run third inning and extended the margin to 8-4 with two additional runs in the fourth.
Moss blasted a solo home run over the center field fence to lead off the fifth inning for Breckenridge.
Patterson doubled in the top of the sixth for the other hit off Anderson.
The Lady Bearcats scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
Junior Taylor Herrington worked the circle for the Lady Bucks, striking out three.
Herrington and senior Janie Davis also had hits for Breckenridge.
The Lady Bucks finished the season with a record of 9-18 going 4-10 in district play.
“We started four freshmen, so we had a really young team,” Young said. “We will have eight seasoned varsity players returning next year. We also will have some girls off of the junior varsity that have really improved.
“We will get some incoming freshman that are very good. We also get back junior Tara Maxwell who missed the final five games with an injury. Tara had really been coming on before she got hurt. With 20 returning players in the program plus a strong group of eighth-graders, our future is very bright.”