2007-07-12 / Sports

All-Stars win District 6 championship, will play in state tourney starting Sat.

Members of the championship W-W Girls All-Star Team are (l-r): Dustie Robinson, Dakota Ferraro, Tiffany Guay, Lauren Chafin,Hollie Huffman, Bailey Echols, Coach Scott Chafin,Abby Smith, Coach Belle Guin, Erika Scott, Paige McAvoy, Hannah McTier, and Brittany Guin. Members of the championship W-W Girls All-Star Team are (l-r): Dustie Robinson, Dakota Ferraro, Tiffany Guay, Lauren Chafin,Hollie Huffman, Bailey Echols, Coach Scott Chafin,Abby Smith, Coach Belle Guin, Erika Scott, Paige McAvoy, Hannah McTier, and Brittany Guin. The Washington-Wilkes Girls' All-Star Softball Team will play at the state tournament in Rockmart, Georgia, beginning July 14, as a result of winning the District Six championship here last week. The team will play on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. against the District Four champs and again on Monday, July 16, at 8 p.m. against the District One champs.

The team won the District Six tournament held in Washington on June 29 through July 2. The tournament began on June 29, with W-W defeating Oglethorpe 13-3 in four innings. Abby Smith, the W-W pitcher, had six strikeouts. The team played excellent defense and hit consistently throughout the lineup, according to coach Bell Guin.

On June 30, W-W lost to Oglethorpe 27-10 in four innings. The girls continued to fight during the whole game and managed to score fiveruns in the last inning. Hannah McTier pitched a solid game for W-W.

Then, on July 1, W-W and Oglethorpe began the final game in the best two-out-of-three series. The score was 8-1 with one out in the bottom of the third inning when play was suspended.

The game resumed on July 2 and W-W finished strong with a 9-3 win. Abby Smith pitched all six innings and showed strength and poise throughout, Guin reported. Brittany Guin had great endurance catching all six games. The girls made good plays on the field and solid hits when up to bat.

Fan support was exceptional throughout the competition. Parents, friends, and community businesses' generosity and attendance are greatly appreciated, Guin said.

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