Austin (May 31, 2012) -- The West Lady Trojans quest for a first state championship will have to wait another year.
The Lady Trojans tried to rally from an early 4-0 deficit to Lufkin Husdon, but came up short 5-2 in the 3A state semifinals Wednesday morning at McCombs Field in Austin.
West, seeking a third straight appearance in the title game, fell behind after two innings. In the top of the 3rd, the Lady Trojans cut the lead to 4-1 when Hallie Monkres drew a bases loaded walk. Then, the Lady Hornets threw a wild pitch, allowing Heather Perry to score, making it 4-2. Lufkin Hudson plated another run in the bottom of the 6th to extend the lead to 5-2.
West ends the year at 29-10.