November 11, 2013

Cruse and Weeks will play in all-state game

From Staff Reports

— Bayli Cruse and Macy Weeks will represent Northwest Whitfield High School’s softball team this weekend at the Georgia Dugout Club Senior All-State Game at LaGrange College.

The two will be on the Region 7/8 team — each of the eight regions across the six classifications in the Georgia High School Association are paired up to make four total teams — and will play each of the other three teams Saturday in a round-robin schedule. On Friday, there will be individual competitions, such as a home run derby.

Cruse and Weeks were two of the six seniors who helped Northwest win its second consecutive Class 4A state championship earlier this month. Player nominations for the all-state event were taken in early October. Former Northwest pitcher Emily Boyd, who graduated this year and signed a scholarship with Ole Miss, participated in this event last season.

Lady Bruins coach Jason Brooker said Cruse and Weeks were among 18 players selected to the Region 7/8 team.

“For them to be considered is great,” he said. “They both had great senior years.”