That didn't happen because Bingham (29-8) upset the Panthers 8-4 in the first contest.
"In the first game, our warmup was good and we thought we were good and everything," West center fielder Keisha White said. "Then the game came and we just kind of lost it. When we were going into the second game, a lot of us had attitudes and were down on each other.
"Once we got to the fourth inning of this game, we picked it up and knew we were going to get it."
In the first game, the Miners scored two runs in the third to break a 1-all tie and went on to rally for five more in the fifth.
The second game started with Bingham scoring three runs in the second for a 3-1 lead. But the West batters finally started to get to Miners pitcher Nicole Wall in the fourth.
Wall not only had pitched a complete game against the Panthers in the two teams' first meeting of the day, she also was in the circle for a 4-3 elimination game win over Copper Hills to start the Thursday proceedings.
"There's not a person who watched us this week who didn't comment on the amazing job she did for us," Bingham coach Mikki Jackson said about Wall. "We just hit that one inning where it just started to catch up."
West got a single from Huntyr Ava to start the fourth inning, followed by a walk by older sister Breah. Both runners moved up a base to second and third and White then drove in the Ava sisters with a single to left.
Kamora Masina singled off Bingham reliever Karly Wightman to send in White for a 4-3 lead. The Panthers scored five more runs, with Wall coming back in to pitch before the frame was over.
"When one of us gets a bat [on ball], all of us get it," White said. "I think when I got that hit to tie it, it gave us the momentum that we wanted."
The Panthers finally got what they've grown accustomed to — namely power shots from the batter's box — in the sixth. Huntyr Ava crushed a three-run homer to center field for the first long-ball of the day for West.
"Oh my gosh, I knew my sister would pull through. She always pulls through," Breah Ava said about Huntyr's 22nd home run of the season.
"We preached to the girls the whole week that, whoever we faced, they would bring their A game, and Bingham did," West coach Keith Lopati said. "But our girls are resilient. We talk about that all the time, and they answered the call."