Dalton, GA (WDEF) The Heritage softball team beat rival NW Whitfield 9-0 in 5 innings in the Region 7-AAAA tournament being played in Dalton. Heritage was ranked number two in the state in last week's poll, while defending state champ Northwest Whitfield was ranked third. The Lady Generals scored 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back. They added four more runs in the 5th to get the mercy rule victory. Katie Pritchett delivered the game winner on a 3-run homer. Heritage has won all three meetings againt the Lady Bruins this season.