Aledo senior Ashton Adkins hit a key two-run double in the seventh inning to break open a tight game as the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats held off Brewer, 6-3, Friday night in a one-game area playoff in front of an overflow crowd at the Chisholm Trail High School softball field.
The Ladycats will advance to the regional quarterfinals and face district-rival Burleson.
Aledo led 4-2 going into the final frame. In the top of the seventh inning, Brewer sent up the top of its order in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Aledo pitcher Lauren Craine (15-0) got the first two batters out, but Brewer did not give up and got its next two runners on base courtesy of an error and a base hit.