RUSK — Rusk's Sydney Littlejohn allowed four hits while fanning nine to collect the win in the circle.
Kami McCaw handled the pitching chores for the Lady Lions (23-8) and limited Rusk (23-2) to just two hits on the night.
Rusk plated the only run of the game in the bottom of the third inning when Gabby Willis led off with a base on balls.
She then swiped second to move into scoring position and was moved over to third following an infield error by a Lady Lion.
A Littlejohn sacrifice fly that nearly traveled to the wall enabled Willis to moter in from third to score the only run of the game.
Chelsie Daniels had Rusk's remaining hit, an infield single that came in the fifth frame.
Rusk will take on Celina at 6 p.m. Friday at Kemp High School in the Lady Eagles' final primer before opening post season play late next week.