Teams have winning records in weekend tournaments

Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:31pm
By: Michael Boylan

Three local softball teams played in tournaments over the weekend and all of them emerged with winning records.

Whitewater (9-3-1) played in the Shaw tournament on Friday and Saturday and went 3-2. The Lady Wildcats got wins over Morgan County (6-1), Northside, Columbus (4-0) and Stockbridge (9-0) and lost to Greenbrier (3-2) and Mill Creek (6-0).

Whitewater played Banneker Tuesday after the paper went to press. They will play at McIntosh tomorrow at 5 p.m. and at Northgate next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Starr’s Mill (12-3) played in the Cherokee Invitational and also went 3-2. The Lady Panthers got three straight wins, beating Pace Academy (8-4), Northwest Whitfield (4-3) and Sprayberry (8-2) before falling to Hillgrove 7-3 and Gordon Lee (2-0).

Starr’s Mill played at Creekside Tuesday after the paper went to press and will host Woodward Academy next Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Sandy Creek (9-3-1) played in the Central, Carroll tournament and went 4-1. After a loss to Villa Rica (4-0), the Lady Patriots defeated Shiloh (13-0), Dutchtown (7-0), Carrollton (8-6) and Bowdon (10-3).

Sandy Creek hosts Fayette County Wednesday at 5 p.m and hosts Cedartown in its first region game of the season tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

McIntosh also was in action, and it defeated Temple 2-0 Monday.

Lady Chiefs ace Morgan Kidd turned in her second consecutive 16-strikeout, complete-game performance. She held Temple to two hits; the first hit she gave up didn’t come until the sixth inning.

Two innings into the game, McIntosh handed Kidd a 1-0 lead.

Ariel Shaw reached on a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. Shannon Reno drove her in with a single in the second inning.
Amber Shaw got on base in the sixth, reaching on a walk. Another passed ball allowed her to reach second.

Jessica Conaway then singled to score Amber Shaw.

Landmark Christian (3-4) lost a region game to Whitefield Academy last Thursday 8-7 and lost to Mt. Zion, Carroll on Monday 7-0. They hosted Fellowship Christian yesterday after the paper went to press Tuesday and will host St. Francis on Thursday at 5 p.m.

For more information, discussion, stats, photos and videos about softball, be sure to watch Wednesday’s episode of The Citizen Sports Blitz at

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