JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two area softball teams punched tickets to the state semifinals on Tuesday night and a handful of others moved on in the state playoffs.
Trinity Christian topped Episcopal 5-1 in the Region 1-4A finals to advance to the state final four next week in Vero Beach.
The Conquerors (17-8) will face Oxbridge Academy on May 21 at 6:05 p.m.
Alexis Ross, Morgan McMillian both doubled and Reagan Griffis scored twice for Trinity. Grace Wilson had an RBI for the Stallions.
In Region 1-3A, University Christian (18-4) outlasted Tallahassee North Florida Christian 16-11 to advance to a May 21 state semifinal game against Admiral Farragut at 3:35 p.m.
Alexis Frazier had a pair of RBI and Serena Hernandez added another but Mandarin fell in walkoff fashion to Spruce Creek, 4-3. The Mustangs finished 24-3.
Oakleaf rolled on in the state playoffs, blanking Tallahassee Chiles 8-0. The Knights face East Ridge on Friday in the regional finals. Madisyn Davis and Cambria Arturo combined on a one-hitter, while Katie Kistler led the offense with three hits, including a triple. Jaeda McFarland and Jaycie Brookshire added a pair of hits for Oakleaf.
Madison Bratek had two hits and scored on a Reese Catherwood sac fly in the sixth as Creekside edged Middleburg 3-2. Jaden Marsh had two hits for the Broncos. Creekside will travel to face Niceville on Friday.
Raven Little and Brooke Michael both had two hits and an RBI apiece as Ridgeview moved on with a 4-2 win over Ponte Vedra. Tara Mcgee two hits for the Sharks. Ridgeview will host West Florida on Friday.
A Cassidi Beaver home run in the top of the 10th inning broke up an exceptional pitcher's duel and sent Baker County over West Nassau 1-0. The Wildcats will face Marianna on Friday. Madison Lagle went the final three innings for Baker and struck out the side in the 10th.
Peniel Baptist advanced to the state semifinals with a 12-2 win over Christ's Church. Peniel will face Academy at the Lakes in the state semifinals on May 21.
Rylee English, Breanna Johnson and Jade Booth all two-hit nights but Hilliard came up short to Lafayette, 5-4.