Dutch Fork fell into the Class 4A Lower State tournament loser’s bracket on Monday night, losing 3-2 at North Augusta.
The Silver Foxes (18-11-1) will host Summerville on Wednesday with the hope of getting a return engagement at Riverview Park on Friday with shot at advancing to the state finals for the first time.
The Yellow Jackets (26-6) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed. Junior Sydney Seigler tossed a six-hitter for the win in the circle and went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Mainstays Hayley Elkins and Lacy Smith were the DF standouts. Elkins pitched well, but two errors proved costly. The freshman betled a solo home run in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Seigler closed it out by retiring the Silver Foxes in order in the seventh. Elkins and Smith both went 2-for-3 with one RBI.