Saint Marys defeated Warren's Girls Minors All-Stars for the second time in a week, 13-4, on Friday at Hawbaker Field, eliminating the local team with a 2-2 record.
Saint Marys must defeat winners bracket winner Punxsutawney twice in the finals for the District 10 title.
Warren, which defeated Bradford twice to reach the losers bracket final, jumped out 2-0 after the first of catcher Shelby Kuzminski's two home runs, a deep shot to left field.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
And a cloud of dust
Warren Girls Minors all-star Alexis Nyquist slides safely into second base during an all-star game with Saint Marys, Friday, at Hawbaker Field in the Farm Colony Complex, North Warren. The Girls Minors saw their season end at 2-2 after a 13-4 loss to visiting Saint Marys.
Saint Marys scored four in the bottom of the first with a hit and four walks to knock starter Jordan Sitler from the game. Saint Marys would total 13 runs on six hits and 16 walks.
Kuzminski's second home run was a solo shot to the centerfield fence in the third inning for two of Warren's three hits.
Alexis Nyquist had the third hit and scored the fourth run for Warren, as well as making three nice plays for outs at shortstop.
Warren 201 010 - 4 3
Saint Marys 423 04x - 13 6
HR-Shelby Kuzminski (W) 2. WP-Brianna Grotzinger. LP-Jordan Sitler.
Nyquist reached base three times and Taylor Childress and Sitler twice each in the loss.