No. 1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton had no trouble with Estherville-Lincoln Central, cruising to a 13-4 victory in a Class 3A state quarterfinal Monday night at Rogers Sports Complex.
Miles Ludwigs went a perfect 4-for-4 offensively for the Warriors (34-3 overall) with two RBI and a run scored. She also picked up the win, allowing nine hits and four earned runs over four innings. Ludwigs (19-2) walked two and fanned four.
Marissa Schmidt, Kennedy Colvert and Morgan Skinner each added a pair of hits for SB-L, while Tayler Moriarty, Schmidt and Ashtin Hazel drove in two apiece. Schmidt, Maddie Wegner, Skinner and Lindsay Johnson all scored twice.
For the Midgets (20-11), Emily Kirchner, Megan Jensen and Rachel Bates each collected three hits. Caitlyn Clayton added a pair of hits, including a home run and three RBI.
No. 5 Bondurant-Farrar (28-12) will be the next opponent for SB-L in Thursday's 3A semifinals Thursday at 3 p.m. on Diamond 1. E-LC will face ninth-ranked Monticello (31-7) on the consolation side Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Diamond 1.
SERGEANT BLUFF-LUTON 13, ESTHERVILLE-LC 4
Estherville-LC 003 100 0-4 12 4
SB-Luton 019 012 x-13 14 2
Elizabeth Brashear (L, 16-7; 6 IP, 14 H, 13 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K) and Caitlyn Clayton; Miles Ludwigs (W, 19-2; 4 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) and Allison Wegner.
2B-SB-L: Taylor Moriarty, Ashtin Hazel, Allison Wegner. 3B-E-LC: Emily Kirchner; SB-L: Moriarty. HR-E-LC: Clayton. SB-E-LC: Kirchner; SB-L: Ashtyn Schubert. MH-E-LC: Kirchner (3), Megan Jensen (3), Rachel Bates (3), Clayton (2); SB-L: Ludwigs (4), Marissa Schmidt (2), Morgan Skinner (2). RBI-E-LC: Clayton (3), Kirchner. SB-L: Moriarty (2), Schmidt (2), Ludwigs (2), Hazel (2). LOB-E-LC 10; SB-L 6. DP-SB-L.