Starr’s Mill stays undefeated in region with 3-1 win over McIntosh, faces Northgate (7-0 region) next Tuesday

Fri, 09/29/2006 - 10:04am
By: Michael Boylan

Starr's Mill vs. McIntosh softball Starr’s Mill’s Heather Walker (23) rushed in to make an out on a popped up bunt, while third baseman Kayla Deis looks the runner back to her base. Photo/Michael Boylan.

It is always a big deal when McIntosh and Starr’s Mill meet in athletic competition and their softball game on Tuesday was another great match between two solid teams. Heading into the game, Starr’s Mill was 6-0 in region play and McIntosh was 5-1. The Lady Panthers emerged victorious with a 3-1 win with two runs coming from runners stealing home.

McIntosh struck first as Amelia Beach hit an RBI double driving in Nicole Fox, who had already reached base twice in the game. The 1-0 lead didn’t last long as Starr’s Mill loaded the bases and then scored a run as Karlie Bureau avoided a tag on a rundown while stealing home.
The second run came as Jordan Aszman stole home while Beach argued the first call. Starr’s Mill’s third and final run came from Heather Walker who scored after a bloop from pitcher Paige Peurifoy was dropped.

The win sets up a huge game for Starr’s Mill next Tuesday when they host Northgate, a team that is also undefeated in the region. The winner will win the region title and enter the region tournament as the top seed.

McIntosh closes the season with a home game against Fayette County next Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Northgate’s Lady Vikings will play at Peachtree Ridge High School this weekend before heading into their game with Starr’s Mill. They are 18-4 and 7-0 in the region.

Whitewater (14-7, 4-3 region) picked up an 8-1 win over non-region opponent East Coweta, while the Lady Indians (13-4, 9-0 region) got an 11-0 win ovr Paulding County.

East Coweta will play in the Milton Invitational this weekend and will play at Mundy’s Mill next Tuesday.

Whitewater’s final region match of the season will be against Westlake at home on Tuesday. They will host Luella to close out the regular season on Thursday.

In 6-AAA, Sandy Creek got a 7-2 win over Cass on Tuesday and the win puts their region record at 3-1, good enough for a tie for first in the region. The Lady Patriots hosted Carrollton yesterday after the paper went to press.
In 5-A, Landmark Christian fell to 5-2 in the region with a 4-0 loss to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy on Tuesday. They hosted Whitefield Academy yesterday after the paper went to press. Our Lady of Mercy faced Whitefield on Tuesday and lost 19-1. The Bobcats hosted Eagle’s Landing Christian yesterday after the paper went to press.

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