That run ended Thursday and, not coincidentally, so did the Lady Wildcats' run of victories over the state's upper echelon teams, as they fell 5-2 to Northwest Whitfield.
The Bruins, ranked No. 9 in the state coaches poll, kept the Lady Wildcats under control at the plate while putting in a strong offensive performance.
Casey Bucy pitched six innings, giving up 10 hits, 5 runs (3 earned) 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. Brooke Rogers pitched the final inning, allowing no runs, hits or walks.
Offensively, Bailey Roberts was 1-of-4 with a run scored; Lacey Fritz was 1-of-3; Bucy was 2-of-3 with a double and a run scored; and Dabney Cagle was 1-of-3.
Northwest improved its overall record to 9-3 and 6-0 in Region 7-AAAA.
The loss drops the Lady Wildcats to 10-9 overall and 3-3 in the region.
They next play today and Saturday at Twin Creeks. They play today against Gordon Lee at 5 p.m. and Harris County at 6:45 p.m. and Saturday against Marist at 8:30 a.m. and Dalton at 10:15 a.m.