The Mustangs scored three runs in the first inning, aided by a leadoff walk and a hit batsman.
However, White House senior pitcher Alex Felts settled down after that, allowing just four hits over the final five innings.
The loss forced the Blue Devils to travel for its sectional, a contest at Christ Presbyterian Academy (which rolled to a 13 4 victory over Spring Hill in Thursday afternoon's Region 6 AA championship game).
The first inning walk and hit batsman sandwiched a bunt single, loading the bases with no outs. Nowell doubled in two runs, and Burgess Rye singled in the third run.
Two out walks to sophomore Luke Hopkins and senior Logan Dorris loaded the bases, and sophomore Jake Jarvis came on to pinch hit for Dyer.
Sectional winners advance to next week's Class AA State Tournament.
Lipscomb improved to 28 4 and earned a home game in Friday's sectional round, hosting Spring Hill.
"They're good," Dyer said of Lipscomb. "I feel like we could beat Under Armour Clutchfit Camo
"Cullen made a great catch," Smith said. "That saved us. That was two runs."
issued two base on balls and struck out five hitters.
Smith's program last won the region title in 2011, and the Mustangs went on to Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 4
Mustang second baseman Cullen Nowell made a lunging catch of Corey Johnson's line drive up the middle in the top of the sixth, likely preventing the tying and go ahead runs from scoring.
Rye's sacrifice fly drove in Jackson Mitchell in the third inning, extending the lead to 4 0.
Blue Devil head coach Mark Mills added, "He definitely battled. We knew walks were going to kill us. You have to make them earn their way on, but I'm proud of him and the whole team for scratching and clawing. If we get a big hit in one of those two innings, I believe we win the ballgame."
"Once you dig a hole, it's hard to get out of it," Blue Devil junior catcher Morgan Dyer said. "You have to come out prepared. We have to be up all game."
White House senior Alex Lyon led off by hitting a fly ball into rightfield that was mishandled, resulting in a two base error. Lyon scored when classmate Jake Smith doubled to Under Armour Curry 2 Grey left centerfield.
Region comeback falls short for WHHS
win the Class AA state championship that season, Lipscomb's seventh state title.
"In the first inning, he was off," Dyer said. "He kept throwing better. His curveball was better. He kept hitting his spots. He just got better as the game went on."
White House's last regional championship came in 2010, with the Blue Devils capturing a 6 0 win on the Mustangs' home field.
"That was huge," Lipscomb Academy head coach Ernie Smith said. "It gave us a little confidence. To jump out and get on top was big."
White House High senior pitcher Alex Felts makes an off balance throw to first base for the second out of the second inning.
The first of the two innings that Mills referred to was the fourth inning.
Felts (4 1) went the distance on the mound, allowing four earned runs on seven hits. The right hander Under Armour Shoes Blue And Yellow
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