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April 5, 2012

JV, ninth-grade teams sweep Tift County

MOULTRIE —  The Colquitt County junior varsity and ninth-grade baseball teams swept a doubleheader at Tift County on Wednesday.

Preston Berry had a double and two home runs to lead the JV Packers to an 11-1 victory.

Daniel Mobley, Gabe Mobley and Clayton Brown each had doubles and Jonah Bozeman and Tony Simpson added singles and the JV Packers raised their record to 8-4.

Cole Bryant pitched all five innings, giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out six.

The ninth-graders won 6-5.

Ryan Pipkin and Warren Funderburk each had two hits and Adam Merritt, Houston Massey, Braden Flinchum, Ryan Wallace and Pax Newsome each had one for the freshmen.

Massey started and went two innings, giving up two hits and five walks and striking out three.

Newsome went three hiings and did not give up a hit while walking three and striking out three.

Funderburk pitched the final two innings and gave up one hit.

He fanned one.

The victory raised the ninth-grade team’s record to 5-6-1.

The Colquitt County junior varsity and ninth-grade teams dropped a doubleheader at Lowndes on Monday.

The JV team fell 3-1 despite strong pitching from Clayton Brown and Jonah Bozeman.

Brown went five innings and give up four hits and four walks while walking four.

Bozeman pitched the fifth and did not give up a run. He walked one and fanned one.

Bozeman had a double and a single; Berry and Ross Goforth each had two singles; and Andy Bush had a single.

The Packers ninth-grade team lost to Lowndes 11-2.

Pipkin, Merritt, Newsome and Massey had the only hits.

Pipkin, Merritt and Funerburk had to pitch around nine errors.

The Colquitt County junior varsity team will play a doubleheader at Leon High beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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