Moultrie Observer

Local Sports

March 29, 2012

Diamond Packers pounded by Cook 11-1

MOULTRIE — The way Colquitt County baseball coach Tony Kirkland looks at it, his Packers will play 12 important games this season: the ones that count in the Region 1-AAAAA standings.

And one of those is coming up on Tuesday when the Packers travel to Douglas to meet Coffee High, the team they are tied with for second place in the region standings.

So the Packers will not want to dwell long on Thursday’s 11-1 five-inning loss to Cook High in Adel.

“Our job is to rebound and do what we’ve got to do next week,” Kirkland said.

The Packers pounded Cook 12-6 on March 14 at Ike Aultman Field and the Hornets returned the favor on Tuesday.

Cook scored eight runs in the first two innings of starter Dillon Presley.

Palmer Betts had a two-run home run in the first inning and Tyler Norton added a grand slam in the second as Cook jumped out to a quick 8-1 lead.

Cook scored another run off Austin Dykes, who walked four batters in the third inning, and two more off Vann Pitts.

The Packers managed just five hits, all singles by Pitts, Matt Creech, Blake Bennett, Aubrey McCarty and Jared May.

The Packers loaded the bases with one out in the top of the first, but came away with just one run.

Bennett drew a one-out walk, McCarty followed with a base hit and Pitts walked to load the bases.

Dykes hit into a fielder’s choice to drive in Bennett, but that was all the Packers could come away with.

“We didn’t play what you would call horrible,” Kirkland said. “We really didn’t. It was a non-region game and it was the day before spring break.”

The Packers will not want any more such breakdowns in what is proving to be a tight region race.

Lowndes is 4-1; Colquit and Coffee are 3-2; Tift County is 3-3; and Valdosta is 0-5, but could still be a factor.

The region championship, won by the Packers last year, appears to be anyone’s to win.

“And it’s as much ours as anybody’s,” Kirkland said.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • ROMA SCHWARTZ.jpg State swim meet medalist

    Roma Schwartz of the Moultrie Sharks Swim Team displays the sixth-place medal she won in the 7-8 girls backstroke event at last weekend’s GRPA Class B/C state swim meet held in Tifton.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25.TAYLOR OWENS.jpg Pollard selected for Elite Junior Classic

    Colquitt County wide receiver Kiel Pollard has been selected to play for the South team in the second Elite Junior Classic, scheduled for Dec. 29.
     

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colquitt now seeking two tennis coaches

    Colquitt County athletic director Kevin Giddens now has the unenviable task of trying to find two varsity tennis coaches following the resignation of Chris Naquin.
     

    July 19, 2014

  • Kaitlyn Mitchell wins gold, silver medals at state swim meet

     Kaitlyn Mitchell of the Moultrie Sharks Swim Team won gold and silver medals in the GRPA State Class B/C Swim Meet held Friday and Saturday at the Baldwin Drive Aquatic Center in Tifton.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-18.SOFTBALL.jpg Four Lady Packers compete in Elite 80

     Four members of Colquitt County’s softball team played in the Georgia Dugout Club’s Elite 80 event held Wednesday at the Woodstock’s Twin Creeks Softball Complex.
     

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-18.ASHTON OWENS.jpg Colquitt players win 11 state tennis championships

    Colquitt County players won 11 state championships and took seven runner-up finishes at the GRPA state tennis tournament for youth that was completed on Wednesday.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-17.KEVIN JOHNSON.jpg GRPA state tennis tournament

    Kevin Johnson serves during his match in the this week’s GRPA state tennis tournament. Because of Tuesday’s rain, matches were held at Packer Park and at the Lynda Moseley Tennis Complex. Matches were not completed until late on Wednesday. See Friday’s paper for complete results.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • TY JONES.jpg Colquitt County, Coffee hold OTAs at high school

    Sophomore Ty Jones carries the football during a drill on Wednesday at the high school. The Packers are involved in organized team activities (OTAs) with the visiting Coffee High team. The OTAs will continue all day today and Friday morning.The Packers and Trojans will meet in the scrimmage game on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Jardine Stadium in Douglas.
     

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-17.ELLA ROBERTS1.jpg GRPA state tennis tournament

    Ella Roberts returns a shot on Wednesday during the GRPA state tennis tournament at Packer Park.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • BONNER AND CALHOUN.jpg Colquitt County, Coffee hold OTAs at high school

    New Colquitt County High quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Sean Calhoun talks with tight end Shaun Bonner (3) during the organized team activities (OTAs) session with Coffee High School on Wednesday at the high school. Colquitt County and Coffee will practice again all day today and also on Friday morning. The Packers and Trojans will hook up again on Thursday, August 14, when they play in the pre-season scrimmage at Jardine Stadium in Douglas.
     

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
More
weatherradar
Seasonal Content
Poll

Should the U.S. negotiate with groups it considers terrorists?

No. Never.
Generally no, but prisoner exchanges are an exception.
Negotiation will be required to end the conflicts we have with those groups.
     View Results