One batter later, Rogers got her 10th strikeout and a bid to the title game.
"We have to come out and play good defense," Casto said. "If we make an error, we have to pick each other up to do better."
Hurricane freshman Maddie Hebb was 3-for-3 in the win and made several solid stops at first base, including a snag on a pop fly by SC leadoff hitter Kaylie Stanley in foul ground.
South Charleston will play Ripley in the MSAC third-place game at 5:30 p.m. today at Hurricane, with the title game scheduled to begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
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Cabell Midland (23-4) got doubles from Morgan Kelley and Savannah Eplin and not much offense otherwise, but thanks to five Vikings errors spread across four innings they will meet the winner of Monday's late game between top-seeded Hurricane and No. 4 seed South Charleston.
While Ripley's defense struggled, Midland's was sterling, especially the showing put on by third baseman Morgan Zerkle. The senior made three highlight-reel plays that led to improbable outs, including one in which she made a catch in foul ground by diving headfirst toward the cement backstop.
Midland's Jenna Marsh got the win, while Abbie Tolbert came on in relief to record the save.
Ripley's Dusti Fisher doubled in the loss, providing the Vikings (16-5) with their only extra-base hit.
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