SULPHUR — The top-ranked Holden Lady Rockets had very little success hitting the ball Saturday morning.

SULPHUR — The top-ranked Holden Lady Rockets had very little success hitting the ball Saturday morning.

However, they were more than able to generate the runs they needed to win.

The Lady Rockets improved to 28-1 overall, reaching the Class B state finals for the second year in a row with a 6-0 win over the fourth-seeded Anacoco Lady Indians in the semifinals at Frasch Park.

Holden faced 10th-seeded Stanley in the Class B finals after the Lady Panthers upset the sixth-ranked Converse Lady Wildcats on Saturday morning, 8-3.

For the first four innings, the Lady Indians had trouble with Holden freshman pitcher Olivia Lackie, who retired the first 12 batters she faced.

While the Lady Indians were trying to find their way on base, Holden was making the most of its chances.

Ashley Fogg opened with a single and stole second. However, the throw from the catcher went into the outfield and Fogg hustled around third and scored for a quick lead for the Lady Rockets, 1-0.

Annabelle Sellers was able to strike out the side in the bottom of the second, but the third inning saw Holden get back to work.

Fogg singled to open the inning and Emma Hutchinson reached on a walk. Both eventually scored on the same passed ball, giving Holden a 3-0 lead.

The Lady Rockets went down in order for the first time in the bottom of the fourth and Anacoco was able to generate a little bit of offense in the fifth.

Sellers singled to give Anacoco its first baserunner of the contest. Chloe Dowden took over as the courtesy runner and took second on a bunt from Kinsley Blakeway. After a sacrifice bunt from Cammy Hooks and a strikeout, Shelby Welch drew a walk to load the bases with two outs.

However, the Lady Indians were unable to score as Dowden was thrown out at home when Nicole Fitzgerald tried to squeeze bunt, leaving Anacoco scoreless.

The Lady Rockets were able to push three runs across in the bottom half of the frame, when Lackie drove in a run on a fielder's choicer and Hutchinson scored on a sacfly by Madison Knight for a 5-0 Holden advantage.

Hanah Sance, who was running for Lackie, scored on a groundout by Brianna Reason for the final run of the frame, giving Holden a six-run cushion.

Anacoco managed to get a pair of runners on in the top of the sixth, but again failed to score.

The Lady Indians final chance in the top of the seventh saw Hooks rached on a walk, but the next three batters were retired, giving Holden the win.

Lackie gave up no runs on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks, while Sellers gave up six runs on three hits with eight strikeouts, but seven walks for Anacoco.

Fogg had two hits and scored twice for the Lady Rockets, while Ashleigh Spears had the other hit in the contest for Holden.

Korie Kreps had a double for Anacoco, while Allie Haymon and Sellers each had a hit in the loss.