One big inning was all No. 5 Bondurant-Farrar needed to record an 8-2 Class 3A state quarterfinal triumph over ninth-ranked Monticello Monday evening at Rogers Sports Complex.
With the score tied at 1-1 in the top of the second, the Lady Jays (28-12 overall) erupted for six runs and never looked back.
Ashley Burrows, Emily Wilson and Cailey Schlenker each tallied three hits for Bondurant-Farrar. Burrows also scored twice, while Sam Koehn, Keely Bycroft both drove in a pair.
Schlenker (17-9) went the distance in the win, surrendering five hits and two earned runs. She walked two and fanned three.
Allison Kraus and Kori Bohlken had one RBI apiece for the Panthers (31-7). Sonya McCormick and Kraus each crossed the plate.
No. 1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (34-3) awaits the Lady Jays in the 3A semifinals Thursday at 3 p.m. on Diamond 1.
BONDURANT-FARRAR 8, MONTICELLO 2
Bondurant-Farrar 160 010 0-8 13 2
Monticello 101 000 0-2 5 2
Cailey Schlenker (W, 17-9; 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) and Erin Sawatzky; Erin Hosch (L, 23-6; 7 IP, 13 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 1 K) and Lael Lubben.
2B-B-F: Schlenker (2), Sawatzky; M: Kori Bohlken. SB-B-F: Emily Wilson (2). CS-B-F: Ashley Burrows. MH-B-F: Burrows (3), Wilson (3), Schlenker (3). RBI-B-F: Sam Koehn (2), Keely Bycroft (2), Sawatzky (2), Burrows, Annika Ekstram; M: Allison Kraus, Bohlken. LOB-B-F: 7; M 7.
Monticello will play Estherville-Lincoln Central (20-11) in consolation action Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Diamond 1.