Bramos struck out seven and allowed just three Pace baserunners on two walks and a dropped third strike, while Brianna Stella (3 for 4, 2 RBI), Casey Huber (2 for 3, 4 RBI) and Megan Ashworth (3 for 3, 2 RBI) led the way offensively for Charter.
After scoring twice in the top of the first, the Panthers busted things open in the second when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five times, with a bases-loaded double by Huber being the big hit.
Pace finished 14-13.
WP: H. Bramos. LP: B. Heredia Top performers: B. Stella 3-4, 2 RBI, C. Huber 2-3, 4 RBI, M. Ashworth 3-3, 2 RBI
• Region 4-2A semifinal — Princeton Christian 18, Westwood Christian 3 (3): The rain held up but Princeton Christian’s offense did not in a rout of Westwood Christian.
The Panthers took advantage of a barrage of walks, wild pitches and passed balls to jump to a 6-1 lead at the end of the first inning. Warriors starter Anncrystle Joseph struggled to find the strike zone in the loss, walking 16 batters.
After scoring seven runs in two innings with just two hits, the Panthers offense came to life and ended it in the third, scoring 11 runs to win the game by knockout. Catcher Amanda Doering drove in the final run with her second RBI single of the inning.
Princeton Christian starter Courtney Cox picked up her 16th win of the season to help her team advance to the regional final, striking out two and walking none in three innings of work.
WP: Courtney Cox. LP: Anncrystle Joseph