SULPHUR — Sometimes a single spark can lead to the burning of an entire building.

SULPHUR — Sometimes a single spark can lead to the burning of an entire building.

And an error can have the same effect on the softball diamond.

The top-ranked Rosepine Lady Eagles committed three errors in the third inning, leading to five runs for the fourth-seeded Mangham Lady Dragons as they pulled off the upset in the Class 2A semifinals in Sulphur on Saturday, winning the game, 7-5.

With the loss, Rosepine finished its season with a record of 20-8, while Mangham faced district rival Sterlington in the finals later Saturday. Sterlington upended second-ranked Many in the other Class 2A semifinal.

Neither team was able to generate much offense in the opening two innings as Mangham managed just one baserunner as Cam Neathery drew a leadoff walk in the top of the first, while Rosepine got a single from Chloe Bennett, but failed to score.

It looked as if that might be the trend in the opening moments of the third inning as LaTour retired Morgan Cruise and Madison Thomas on strikeouts.

Neathery stepped to the plate and hit a routine grounder to Kelsey Gill at short. However, Gill's throw went over the head of first baseman Desiree Squires, allowing Neathery to reach on the error.

Two more errors and some timely hitting from the Lady Dragons, which included an RBI-single from Kara Wilcher, allowed Mangham to score five unearned runs to open up a huge lead.

Rosepine managed to answer back in the fourth inning as Lauryn McMahon singled to open the inning and hustled around to third base on a double by Squires. Gill redeemed herself with a double scoring McMahon and Squires scored on a sacfly by Kailee Bishop, cutting the deficit to 5-2.

But Mangham responded in the fifth when Lauren Nobles stroked a 2-out, 2-run double to the wall, giving the Lady Dragons a 7-2 lead.

Haylee Brinlee pushed a run across in the bottom of the fifth when she doubled home Alyda Bailey, cutting the gap to 7-3.

It would be Brinlee in the seventh to give the Lady Eagles hope with two outs and she smacked her ninth homer of the season over the centerfield fence, a 2-run blast to get Rosepine to within a couple of runs, 7-5.

McMahon stepped to the plate and hit a hard shot to the left field fence. However, the Mangham defender reeled in the ball for the final out.

LeAnn Franks earned the win in the circle for the Lady Dragons, giving up five runs on eight hits with 13 strikeouts and no walks. The Lady Dragons managed just five hits, but scored seven runs in the contest, five of which were unearned.

Arrin Dye had two hits to lead Mangham at the plate, while Nobles had a hit and two RBIs. Grace Underwood added two runs scored.

Latour gave up seven runs on five hits with 13 strikeouts and three walks. Brinlee was 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs, while Bennett was 2-for-4 with a run scored.