SCOTT CITY — The adage about all teams entering the playoffs 0-0 proved fatal to the Scott City Beavers.

Hosts of the Class 3A regional tournament, second-seed Scott City faced 3-15 Goodland, the seventh seed in the second quarterfinal game of the afternoon on Monday in Scott City.

A four-run second inning and two more in the sixth led the Cowboys to knock off the Beavers, 6-5, to end what had been a 10-game winning streak for the Beavers (13-8).

Down 6-3 heading into the final at-bats, Scott City almost pulled off a clutch rally.

Easton Lorg got a walk and stole a base. Blaine Culp was hit by a pitch.

Kevin Herman hit relief pitcher Henry Cole’s pitch off the glove of the shortstop, scoring Lorg.

Two batters later, Jeffery Nix hit a one-out fly out to score Culp.

But with Ryan Cure at bat, Nix took off for third. Goodland catcher Andrew Wood threw to third basemen Raul Sotelo, who tagged Nix out on the slide to end the Beavers’ season.

Scott City coach David Dirks said his team did everything they could at the end — it just wasn’t enough.

“You want to come out in that inning with the top of our lineup and get that lead off on,” he said. “Just score a run to get things started. I had full confidence these guys could score three runs — we were just one hit away from getting that tied up and make it a different ball game.”

Goodland put together a solid second inning, chasing starter Lorg with a 4-0 lead.

The Cowboys tagged Lorg for five hits to take the early lead.

But the Beavers struck back with two runs in the bottom half of the second.

Cure, Ron Weathers and Alexis Armendariz loaded the bases with just one out, and Jose Trejo, the lone senior on the squad, drove in two with a single.

Trejo, however, ended the inning when Wood tagged him out at the plate following an error with Lorg at bat.

Goodland scored two more in the sixth, which proved to be the insurance runs it needed.

“We had a couple opportunities early and made a couple of base running errors,” Dirks said. “Offensively, we kind of waited around, waited around and just never really got to it until late in the game there, and our final opportunity just fell short.”

Scott City had just five hits but Goodland committed four errors. But it was the Beavers who ran themselves out of at least four chances during the game that did them in.

“It’s pretty tough to win one of these games, not hitting the ball well and scoring enough runs,” Dirks said. “Pitching-wise, I thought Easton threw pretty well, but a couple of mistakes behind him and a wild pitch led to a couple of runs.”

Harrison King finished the game on the mound for the Beavers, giving up just one earned run and keeping his team in the game.

“Harrison pitched really well,” Dirks said. “We just didn’t get it done soon enough today.”

Goodland coach Devlin Mull said his team had been in a number of games before this.

“But we never really put together like this all year,” he said. “We hit the ball better today than we have in a month, so it was nice to see the kids being aggressive.”

Starting pitcher Ryan Volk gave up just the five hits and pitched well, Mull said.

“And it was nice to see our kids go up and hit the ball as well as they did,” he said.

Goodland advanced to Monday’s semifinal against Hugoton, a 9-0 winner over Holcomb earlier in the day. But it was Hugoton that moved on to Wednesday's final, beating Goodland, 13-7. On the other side of the bracket, Cimarron downed Southwestern Heights, 18-5, and Colby beat Lakin/Deerfield, 5-3, to meet up in the semifinal, where Colby rolled to a 9-1 victory.

Colby and Hugoton play at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Scott City with a state berth on the line.

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include late Monday scores from the Scott City regional.