Starr's Mill softball team goes 3-3 at Brookwood tournament

Tue, 09/25/2007 - 10:30am
By: Kevin Wandra

The sixth-ranked Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers got a break from region competition last weekend, taking part in the Brookwood tournament, in which it went 3-3.

They defeated Pike County 4-2, Valdosta 9-3 and Central Gwinnett 4-0. Its three losses came against Grayson (5-2), Ringgold (3-1) and Northside Warner Robins (3-2).

Starr’s Mill got off to a rough start, losing to Grayson and Ringgold.

Tiffany Taylor (2-for-3), Chesley Savage (2-for-3, one RBI) and Paige Peurifoy (1-for-2) stood out for the Lady Panthers against Grayson.

Starr’s Mill was held to only one hit against Ringgold, a fifth-inning single by Aly Rosen.

The Lady Panthers broke out of their slump in their third game to down Pike County.

Veronica Harper (2-for-2, one RBI), Ashley Clontz (1-for-3, one run scored), Alexis Evans (1-for-4, one run scored), Heather Walker (1-for-3) and Peurifoy (1-for-3) delivered with their bats.

Peurifoy struck out 11 and allowed three hits, two walks and two unearned runs in six innings to record the victory.

Starr’s Mill hammered Valdosta in its fourth game. Clontz (2-for-4, three RBI, two runs scored), Karley Aszman (2-for-3, one run scored), Peurifoy (1-for-2, one RBI), Walker (1-for-4, two runs scored), Savage (1-for-3) and Mandi Jones (1-for-4, one RBI) led the team at the plate.

Peurifoy pitched the first four and two-thirds innings, striking out seven and giving up no walks, no runs and five hits for the victory. Evans struck out two and allowed two hits and three runs (two earned) in two and one-thirds innings in relief of Peurifoy.

Peurifoy and Evans combined to shut out Central Gwinnett in Starr’s Mill’s fifth game.

Peurifoy pitched the first two innings, striking out four and giving up one hit and two walks. Evans struck out one and allowed one hit and six walks in five innings to pick up the victory.

Evans (3-for-4, one run scored), Walker (2-for-3, one run scored), Taylor (1-for-3, three RBI) and Allyson Savage (1-for-1, one run scored) were Starr’s Mill’s top hitters.

The Lady Panthers concluded the tournament by losing to Northside Warner Robins in eight innings.

Evans (1-for-4, two RBI), Peurifoy (2-for-4), Taylor (1-for-3) and Savage (1-for-3, one run scored) were Starr's Mill top hitters.

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