La Plata rallies to edge St. Elizabeth in semifinal


Casey Helton of St. Elizabeth slides into second base during Wednesday night’s Class 1 semifinal game against La Plata at Meador Park in Springfield.

Casey Helton of St. Elizabeth slides into second base during Wednesday night’s Class 1 semifinal game against La Plata at Meador Park in Springfield. Courtsey/PhotoGliff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s been said a million times, but never has it been more true: The toughest out to get is the final one.

That was the case Wednesday for St. Elizabeth, as the Hornets were one out from playing for a state title, only to eventually lose. The La Plata Bulldogs pushed across two runs in the top of the seventh with two outs and emerged with a 9-8 win in a Class 1 semifinal contest at Meador Park.

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