COLUMBUS — The Daily Citizen is live at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus for Northwest Whitfield High School's quest for back-to-back Class 4A state championships.
Visit throughout the day for updates on how the Lady Bruins are doing. The championship starts at 1 p.m. If Northwest loses, there will be another game starting right after.
1 p.m.: Heritage-Catoosa and Madison County are playing right now. Heritage leads 2-1 in the seventh inning. The winner plays Northwest.
1:05 p.m.: Heritage wins and will play Northwest.
1:30 p.m.: Game is underway and Heritage grabs a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
1:35 p.m.: Northwest ties the game in the bottom of the first.
2:05 p.m.: Northwest scores three runs in the third inning and enters the fourth with a 4-1 lead.
2:20 p.m: Northwest leads 4-2 entering the fifth inning.
2:35 p.m.: The game is tied 4-4 entering the sixth inning.
3 p.m.: Heritage wins 6-4, forcing a second game where the winner takes all.
3:20 p.m.: The second game begins with Northwest Whitfield as the away team, meaning the Lady Bruins bat first.
3:30 p.m.: Northwest takes a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Heritage ties it in the bottom of the first.
3:45 p.m.: Northwest takes a 2-1 lead to the third inning.
4 p.m.: Tied 3-3 entering the fourth inning.
4:15 p.m.: Northwest holds a 4-3 lead entering the fifth inning.
4:30 p.m.: Northwest holds a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Nine outs away.
4:45 p.m.: Bottom of the sixth and Northwest leads 11-6. Six outs away.
4:55 p.m.: Three outs away. 12-6 Northwest.
5:10 p.m.: Northwest wins 12-6 and wins the state title.