Pine Prairie High catcher Sara Tate tries to slide safely into third base in a game played earlier in the playoffs. The Lady Panthers advanced to the state semi-finals after defeating the No. 5 seeded Winnfield Lady Tigers at the state tournament in Sulphur on Friday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)
SULPHUR -- The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers inched one step closer to a Class 3A state softball title after defeating the Winnfield Lady Tigers 7-2 in the quarterfinals of the LHSAA State Softball Tournament here Friday afternoon.