The Heritage varsity softball team remained perfect Thursday afternoon at home, toppling region rival Loganville 3-1.
The Lady Patriots' Kierra Camp earned the victory on the mound, throwing seven complete innings while allowing just one run on five hits while striking out nine batters.
The Lady Devils opened the scoring in the battle for first place in the region, but Heritage responded with three unanswered runs to remain at the top of the Region 8-AAAAA standings.
"Every time we play Loganville it's a big game," Heritage head coach Jason McBay said. "Last year (these types) of games hurt us. When we got into big games like this, those were the games we lost. We've tried to prepare for these big games and make it tough for the girls in practice so they can excel in these big games.
"Pretty much, they were tired of getting beat by Loganville," he said. "They play hard and lose by a run every year. It's good to finally get that monkey off of our back."
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Heritage responded to Loganville's early score, crossing the plate twice in the inning.
The Lady Patriots tied the game 1-1 on a Diamond Callwood double to center, taking the lead one batter later when second baseman Addy Allegretti knocked in Callwood on a single. Allegretti's base knock gave Heritage a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth inning.
Camp helped her own cause on the mound in the fourth inning, blasting a one-out homer over the left field fence. Camp's home run added an insurance run to the Lady Patriots' lead, extending their margin to 3-1 heading into the fifth.
Camp closed her complete game with five strikeouts over the final three innings, holding on for the Lady Patriots' 13th victory of the year.
Callwood and Allegretti led the Lady Patriots at the plate, with both players going 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI.
The Lady Devils plated their first run in the top of the third inning, scoring left fielder Caitlin McBee on a DeLaney Gish single.
Madelyn Green took the loss for the Lady Devils, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out 10 Lady Patriots hitters.
The win moves Heritage to 13-0 on the year, with a perfect 8-0 mark in region play. Loganville fell to 5-1 in region play.
Heritage returns to action this weekend when they participate in the Morgan County Tournament.