FESTUS -- Jumping out to an two-run lead in the first inning on thursday, the Scott City Lady Rams held on for a 6-1 win over St. Vincent on Thursday to advance to the Class 2, District 2 championship game,
"We consistently hit and played good defense," Scott City coach Amy Pobst said. "We just played an all-around good game."
Already holding a 2-0 advantage after the first frame, the Lady Rams scored a run in both the second and third innings to go up by four. After the Lady Indians scored their only run in the fourth, Scott City scored its final two runs in the sixth to make up the final.
Lyndsie Robert and Shelby Rhymer each had two hits for the Lady Rams with Robert driving in three runs. Becky Burger added a double to Scott City's cause.
Pitching a complete game, Burger picked up the win allowing five hits and a walk while striking out four.
With St. Pius X's 3-2 win over Kelly in the other Class 2, District 2 semifinal game, the Lady Rams will play the Lady Lancers on Saturday at 11 a.m. for the championship.
Ending an impressive streak of nine consecutive district titles, the Kelly Lady Hawks will not be hoisting a 27th district title this season after falling to St. Pius X 3-2 on Thursday during the Class 2, District 2 tournament.
"It's very disappointing that we at least didn't get to that championship game," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said. "But, I'm so looking forward to this young team we have in the next few years. They have progressed so much just this year."
All of the scoring was done in the first two innings. St. Pius scratched out all three of their runs in the first inning and Kelly scored their two in the second.
"We just couldn't get another hit after that," Ratledge said. "We'd hit it right at them. There wasn't a solid hit throughout the rest of the game and we just couldn't get a break."
Kelly out-hit St. Pius seven to six.
Emily Grojean and Sydney Vinyard each had two hits.
Kelly ends their season at 13-11.