Reagan Holt hit a one-out single to plate Kassidy Sparks in the bottom of the sixth, and the go-ahead run stuck as Class 2A’s second-ranked Dale edged 3A’s No. 1 Little Axe 5-4 Monday.
Sparks led off the inning with a single, and was later moved to second on Rachel Lackey’s sacrifice bunt.
Dale led 3-2 after two innings, and 4-2 after four before Little Axe knotted the score with two runs in the top of the fifth.
Dale out-hit Little Axe 8-6 as Sparks went 3-for-3. Taylor Anderson hit a run-scoring double in the second inning.
McKenna Rosebure picked up the pitching win as she whiffed one and walked one.
Now 32-3, Dale will go to Crescent Thursday for a regional tournament. The Lady Pirates will face Alva at 2 p.m., and the Crescent-Fairview winner at 6 p.m.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.