SEDALIA — The Lee's Summit West Titans scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning Friday against Helias and held on to beat the Lady Crusaders 6-4 in the title game of the Class 5 District 5 Tournament.
Helias scored first in the game. Paige Schaffer was hit by a pitch with one out in the second inning, then courtesy runner Audrey Ickes moved up as Molly Berkey drew a walk. Cori Verslues hit into a fielder's choice to put two runners in scoring position, and Liv Bloomer followed with an infield single to open the scoring.
Lee's Summit West answered in the third with back-to-back one-out doubles against starter Alexa Rehmeier, who allowed seven hits and five earned runs while striking out nine.
The score remained knotted until the fifth, before a hit-by-pitch and back-to-back singles with two outs allowed the Titans to retake the lead. Riley McGovern followed with a three-run home run to center, just the third homer hit off Rehmeier all season.
The Lady Crusaders responded in the bottom of the frame, as Mallorey Rogers led off with a single and advanced to second on an error by the right fielder. Rogers went to third on a Kendyll Rackers groundout and after an Ella Meyer walk, Schaffer drove Rogers in with a groundout before Berkey singled home Meyer to make it 5-3.
Lee's Summit West worked runners to first and second with one out on a single and hit-by-pitch in the top of the sixth and got an insurance run without hitting the ball out of the infield. Back-to-back errors loaded the bases and then plated a run for the Titans.
Helias (23-7) got a run back on singles by Rogers, Meyer and Schaffer.
Lee's Summit West (17-10) advances to face Kickapoo on Thursday in the Class 5 quarterfinals after the Lady Chiefs beat Carthage 3-2 to win the District 6 Tournament crown.