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April 12, 2012

Packers to face Valdosta for second time this week

MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County and Valdosta baseball teams will meet tonight for the second time this week and for the third time this season.

And the Packers have a chance not only to sweep the three-game series, but also to take over first place in Region 1-AAAAA.

Colquitt clinched a playoff berth with its wild 10-inning, 15-14 victory over Valdosta on Tuesday at Ike Aultman Field. The victory raised the Packers region record to 6-2 and dropped Valdosta to 1-7 with four region games remaining.

If the Packers can complete the region sweep of Valdosta – they also beat the Wildcats 11-1 on March 6 – and Tift County can knock off Lowndes at the Devil Diamond tonight, Colquitt would own first place outright.

Colquitt, now 12-6 overall, will head to Bazemore Field riding a three-game winning streak and having won four of its last five.

The Packers rebounded from Tuesday’s grueling victory over Valdosta by blanking Lincoln High of Tallahassee on Wednesday 7-0.

Senior right-hander Dillon Presley gave the pitching staff a lift when he went all seven innings, giving up just two hits. It was the team’s first complete-game shutout of the season.

And it came just one day after the Packers were forced to use five pitchers over 10 innings to finally put Valdosta away. After meeting Valdosta on the road tonight, the Packers will return to Ike Aultman Field to play host to Tift County at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

ninth-grade falls

Leon High tied the game in the sixth inning and went on to defeat the Colquitt County ninth-grade team 6-5 on Thursday in Tallahassee.

The loss drops the freshman team to 5-7-1.

The ninth-grader will conclude their season with a doubleheader at Lincoln High in Tallahassee on Saturday, playing Lawton Chiles at 2:30 p.m. and Lincoln High at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, the Packers hit the ball well, banging out 10 hits.

But the pitchers walked nine batters and the defense made four errors.

“It’s hard to win when you walk nine,” coach Greg Tillery said.

Ryan Pipken led the ninth-grade team at the plate with three hits, including a double.

Braden Flinchum had a pair of singles; Adam Merritt and Warren Funderburk had doubles; and Chad Jacobs, Tristan Wells and Houston Massey had singles.

Merritt started and went the first hree innings, giving up one run and one hit.

Pipkin went the next three inings, give up two unearned runs, two hits.

Funderburk pitched the seventh and gave up three runs and two hits, walking two and hitting a batter. He struck out one.

The Colquitt County junior varsity team concluded it season with a 12-2 victory over Thomas County Central on Thursday at Ike Aultman Field.

The JV team finishes the season with an 11-4 record.

EIGHTH-GRADE FALLs

The Colquitt County eighth-grade team dropped its final game of the season 17-6 to Coffee on Friday at Packer Park.

The team finishes 7-8.

Gabe Parker had three hits, Joseph Gould and Austin McCord each had two and Kevin Snyder had one hit.

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