MOUNT OLIVE — It’s harder to stay on the mountaintop than to climb up the mountain again, but the Wayne Christian softball team had no issues returning to the mountaintop for a second time.

After defeating Freedom Christian Academy 9-8 in game one of the N.C. Independent Athletic Association 2A state championship series, the Eagles held off the Patriots 6-5 in game two to win their second straight state title Saturday afternoon at the University of Mount Olive.