A six-run fourth inning blitz by the Ladycats shed any doubt about Game 1 of the Class 4A Region I final on Thursday, as Aledo blasted Azle's Lady Hornets, 10-2.
Trailing 2-1 entering the fourth frame, a pair of walks followed by an Azle error set the stage for Aledo's big inning. Megan Mason kept the momentum in Aledo's favor after the fourth, stroking a triple in the fifth and homering in the sixth.
Lauren Craine pitched the complete game for Aledo, giving up just five hits, while the defense played errorless ball behind her. In contrast, the Lady Hornets committed six errors in the game.
The teams will meet for Game 2 on Friday at Chisholm Trail High School, as Aledo tries to earn the trip to Austin with a series sweep. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.