ANGLETON – The Santa Fe Lady Indians continued their march toward a state title Saturday with a win against Angleton in the Region III-4A quarterfinals.
Rain Friday night reduced a best-of-three series to a one-game playoff, which the Lady Indians won, 4-1.
Three of Santa Fe’s runs were brought home without the benefit of a hit.
Two wild pitches and an error got runners home for the Lady Indians, who advance to play No. 1 Barbers Hill in the regional semifinals.
Santa Fe (25-8) took the lead in the top of the second off Angleton starter Mary Hillier. The Lady Indians loaded the bases with nobody out after Hillier hit Mycahla Howard and Shelbi Sunseri, and walked Alicia Owens.
Hillier then got Lacey Smith to strike out and got Hayley Chavez to hit a fielder’s choice grounder to third that turned into a force at home for the second out.
After the force, a throw from Angleton catcher Krystina Traylor to first to get the third out sailed high, and allowed Santa Fe’s first run of the game to cross the plate.
The Lady Indians reclaimed the lead in the top of the sixth. With runners on second and third and one out, a wild pitch allowed Courtney Clark to score the lead run.
Lacey Smith followed with a single to center field to score courtesy runner Victoria Davidson and give Santa Fe a 3-1 lead.