November 2, 2013

Live updates from Class 4A state softball tournament

Can Northwest Whitfield win it again?

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.

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