SULPHUR — It took a little longer than they wanted, but the top-ranked Rosepine Lady Eagles got the job done.

SULPHUR — It took a little longer than they wanted, but the top-ranked Rosepine Lady Eagles got the job done.

Senior catcher Lauryn McMahon drove in three runs, while Morghan LaTour recorded nine strikeouts in a 6-1 victory over the No. 8 Kinder Lady Jackets in the Class 2A quarterfinals on Thursday at Frasch Park in Sulphur.

With the victory, the Lady Eagles advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in several years. Rosepine (20-7) will play at 11:30 a.m. against fourth-seeded Mangham, which upended fifth-seeded Rapides, 2-1.

Kinder was able to get a couple of runners on in the top of the first, taking advantage of a Sarah Estes double to have two in scoring position. However, LaTour struck out Destiny Seemion to get out of the inning unscathed.

It took Rosepine little time to get things rolling in the bottom of the frame.

LaTour reached on a walk and scored on an RBI-double from McMahon, who later scored when junior Desiree Squires blasted an RBI-double to the wall in left center for a 2-0 lead.

Squires scored on an RBI-single up the middle from Kelsey Gill, allowing Rosepine to open a 3-0 advantage on the Lady Jackets.

LaTour was able to work her way through a perfect second inning and then recorded a pair of strikeouts to get out of the third after allowing a pair of runners in scoring position.

Haylee Brinlee drew a one-out walk and scored on an RBI-double from McMahon, who came across a little later on an RBI-single from Squires, opening up a 5-0 lead.

The Lady Jackets got a runner on, but was denied in the fourth and had the same thing happen in the fifth, only to be held scoreless once again.

Rosepine was able to tack on a run in the fourth when Brinlee tripled and scored when McMahon reached on an error, giving the Lady Eagles a commanding 6-0 lead.

The Lady Jackets refused to die and managed to push a run across in the top of the seventh on a bases-loaded walk by Estes, breaking up LaTour's string of 16.2 innings of scoreless ball.

However, she retired Seemion on the ensuing pitch to secure the win.

LaTour gave up one run on three hits with nine strikeouts and six walks. Offensively, LaTour didn't collect a hit, but she did score a run.

McMahon was 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead the Lady Eagles, recording a pair of doubles, while Squires was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Brinlee added a triple and two runs scored.

Sarah Gartman suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Jackets, giving up six runs on seven hits, with three strikeouts.

Laura Gartman had two of Kinder's three hits while Estes had a double and an RBI.