Katie Springer threw a three-hit shutout to lift top-ranked Highland (32-1) to a 5-0 win over Saint Ansgar (19-9) in a Class 2-A quarterfinal Tuesday at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge.
Springer retired the final 14 batters she faced as she improved her season record to 28-1 with her 13th shutout of the season.
The junior struck out five and didn’t walk a batter as Highland ran its winning streak to 25 games.
Highland gave Springer all the offense she would need with a three-run third inning.
Bailey Walsh had an RBI single in the three-run third as Highland built a 4-0 lead.
Senior Seaira Drish had two doubles and an RBI for Highland as the Huskies finished with 11 hits.
Highland 013 001 0 – 5 11 1
Saint Ansgar 000 000 0 – 0 3 4
Katie Springer and Courtnee Hahn. Alex Patterson and Mel Gerbig
W – Katie Springer L – Alex Patterson
2B – Seaira Drish 2, Kelsey Hora (H)