The Region 7 All-Stars suffered their second loss in as many days. Only this time around, they have themselves to blame.
Region 7 made five errors Friday afternoon and lost to 12-5 to Region 3 in a second-round game at the North Carolina State Games at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Region 7 (0-2 in pool play) made three errors in the first inning and coughed up six runs; they made two more errors in the fifth and allowing Region 3 (2-0) to plate six more runs and put the contest out of reach.
The loss also knocks Region 7 out of contention for the medal round.
"We really hurt ourselves today," said Region 7 coach Mike McCann. "We little-leagued it. We made a lot of fundamental mistakes on some routine plays. It hurts because we're out of the medal round."
Max Linville, who got the start at second base Friday afternoon, was 0-2 with a strikeout and a fielder's choice; Ryan Turner, who played at shortstop, was 0-1, but he reached on an error, scored a run and struck out; Matt Proffitt walked and struck out. He was officially 0-1.
For the tournament, Linville is 0-3; Turner is 1-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. He's been on base three times in the first two games; Proffitt is 0-3 with a walk. Region 7 will finish pool play Saturday morning at 10 am against Region 1. Region 1 lost to Region 5 11-7 Friday night. Proffitt will get the starting nod for Region 7 in that game.
REGION 6 DEFEATED REGION 4, 2-1
REGION 3 DEFEATED REGION 7, 12-5
REGION 5 DEFEATED REGION 1, 11-7
REGION 2 DEFEATED REGION 8, 8-1
REGION 5 2-0
REGION 3 2-0
REGION 7 0-2
REGION 1 0-2
REGION 2 2-0
REGION 6 2-0
REGION 8 0-2
REGION 4 0-2
REGION 7 v. REGION 1 10 AM
REGION 5 v. REGION 3 1 PM
REGION 4 v. REGION 8 4 PM
REGION 2 v. REGION 6 7 PM
CONSOLATION GAMES AT FORSYTH COUNTRY DAY HIGH SCHOOL
9:30 AM - 7TH PLACE GAME
11:30 AM - 5TH PLACE GAME
MEDAL ROUND GAMES AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
10 AM - BRONZE MEDAL GAME
1 PM - GOLD MEDAL GAME