Alto softball advances to state finals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Heaven Liles pitched a complete game to lead Alto to a 3-2 win over Lindsay in UIL Class 1A state softball semifinal action.  Liles struck out seven, allowed four hits and walked two in Thursday's win.

Alto (25-8-2) scored in the first inning when Lauren Watson tripled to the wall with one out and scored on a ground out by Haley Parker. The Yellowjackets scored twice in the fifth inning when Liles doubled to right and was replaced by courtesy runner Katina Sturns. Sturns took both third and home as she raced home on one wild pitch.

Alto's winning run came when Brianna Williamson tripled and scored on a single by Abbey Scott to round out the Yellowjackets' scoring. Scott and Williamson led Alto with two hits each. Lindsay (24-9-2) scored in the sixth inning when Alyx Ethington singled and scored on a double by Lucinda Krahl and added a run in the seventh when Rose Hermes tripled and scored on a ground out by Bethani Eberhart.

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