Ascension Catholic held Merryville to one hit and had no problems of its own at the plate as it posted a 14-1, five-inning victory in the regional round of the Class 1A softball playoffs Friday.
Julia Beck, Rae Shawn Melancon and Amie Frazier each had two hits for third-seeded Ascension Catholic (23-6), which had 13 hits as it advanced to face No. 11 Hanson Memorial in the state quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Friday. Julia Beck got the win.
No. 19 seed Merryville beat No. 14 Ascension Christian in the bidistrict round Monday.