In their quest to return to the state tournament for a second straight season, the Lone Grove Lady Horns got off on the right foot Thursday.

In their quest to return to the state tournament for a second straight season, the Lone Grove Lady Horns got off on the right foot Thursday.

Lone Grove allowed just two runs through two games as the Lady Horns defeated Elk City and Tecumseh to move within one win of a state tournament berth.

Lone Grove will play either Bridge Creek or Tecumseh today at 2 p.m. with a victory sending them to Shawnee for the state tournament next week.

Lone Grove 6
Elk City 0 

In the opening game of the regional tournament, the Elk City Elkettes were no match for Emmy Guthrie on the mound as the sophomore allowed just one hit in seven innings as Lone Grove earned a shutout victory.

Chole Yeatts got Lone Grove on the board in the bottom of the second inning when she slapped an RBI single to center.

Malea McMurtrey made it 2-0 in the bottom of the third with an RBI single.

Yeatts struck again in the fourth with another RBI single, before Maci McMurtrey made it 4-0 with an RBI single to center.

Noa Dodson made it 5-0 in the bottom of the sixth before Logan Ketchum hit a hard ground ball which resulted in an error, allowing Dodson to score to finish off the game.

Guthrie struck out 14 batters in her complete game effort.

Lone Grove 10
Tecumseh 2

Game two might have started nearly an hour late, but the Lady Horns offense was right on time against the Lady Savages from Tecumseh.

Lone Grove scored in the first four innings to take a commanding lead.

Shelby Stevenson got the scoring started with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning.

A sacrifice RBI bunt from Noad Dodson made it 2-0 in the second, before Logan Ketchum brought home Dodson with an RBI single. 

Taylor Mason would score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the third to make it 4-0.

Emmy Guthrie would make it 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth when she brought home a pair of runs on a hard ground ball to center field.

Tecumseh got a pair of runs back off a home run in the top of the sixth inning to make it 6-2.

However, the Lady Horns responded in the bottom half of the inning  with RBI singles from Guthrie, Logan Graves and Chole Yeatts.

Guthrie got the win on the mound for the Lady Horns, throwing a complete game effort.

She allowed two earned runs on one hit with five walks and 11 strikeouts. 

Lone Grove improved to 24-6 overall with the victories.