Hardison added another extra-base hit later in the game and hurler Marr helped her cause, as well, hitting a triple to lead off the sixth.
Marr allowed another Whitney run in the fourth, but shut out the Lady Wildcats for the balance of the contest. The senior struck out six hitters and induced nine groundouts in the game.
With fourth-seed Tom Bean’s “upset” of top seed Pilot Point, Brock will meet the Lady Cats in the Area round at a site and time to ne named.
Iowa Park 4, Springtown 1
The Springtown Lady Porcupines were the victims of a hot-handed Iowa Park pitcher on Wednesday in their Class 3A Region I Bi-district contest.
The Lady Hawks hurler, Peyton Helton, fanned 18 Pojo hitters in her 1-hit effort against Springtown.
Despite six errors, the Lady Porcs stayed close enough in the contest to make a game of it, but could not solve Helton.