Moultrie Observer

Local Sports

September 4, 2013

Lady Packers defeat TCC 5-4

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County softball coach Jake Mobley has been looking for some elusive two-out base hits and got a big one on Wednesday that helped the Lady Packers defeat Thomas County Central 5-4 at Packer Park.

Junior right-fielder Diana Durham ripped a single to left to score Chaz Singletary and Taylor Owens with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend the Lady Packers lead to 5-2.

The hit was even bigger when the Lady Jackets score two runs in the top of the seventh before Nikki Johnson was able to coax a ground out out of Central’s Hannah Johnson to end the game.

“That was huge,” Mobley said sixth-inning by Durham, who had grounded out twice and struck out before ripping a liner to left. “It was a key hit, something we haven’t been doing. And it proved to be the difference.”

The win raised the Lady Packers record to 3-6 and ended a six-game losing streak.

Colquitt opened the season with a 5-3 victory over the Lady Jackets in Thomasville, but have struggled since then.

And they fell behind in the first inning on Wednesday when Brooke Stanley’s double of Lady Packers starter Nikki Johnson gave Central a 1-0 lead.

Colquitt took the lead when Cheyenne Tillman opened the second inning with a single and went to second on Amber Kling’s bunt base hit.

Tillman scored on Madison Robinson’s ground out and Kling scored the go-ahead run on a hit by Taylor Owens.

Central tied the game in the top of the fourth when Allie Hiers drew a bases-loaded walk.

The Lady Packers regained the lead on a bases-loaded base on balls of their own in the bottom of the fourth, this one by Angie Davis, scoring Cheyenne Sumner.

Colquitt added its final two runs in the sixth when Robinson walked. Owens followed with her third hit of the game, moving Singletary, who was running for Robinson, to second.

After Davis walked, Durham got the Lady Packers eighth and final hit.

Owens had three of those hits, raising the .607 batting average she took into the game.

The three-time All-Region second baseman already has a pair of four-hit games to her credit this season.

Mobley credits much of Owens’s success to her decision to learn to hit left-handed and master slap hitting.

“She did it all summer and kind of perfected it,” Mobley said. “Now she’s made the leadoff position her own.

“It’s really a tribute to her being such an athlete.”

Durham, Tillman, Kling, Sumner and Robinson had the other Lady Packer hits.

Colquitt County will try to even its Region 1-AAAAAA record when it plays host to Camden County in a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday at Packer Park.

The Lady Packers, now 3-6 overall, dropped their region openers on Aug. 27, losing at Lowndes 5-3 and 7-1.

The Colquitt County junior varsity completed the sweep, defeating Central 3-1.

Dakota Baker was outstanding on the rubber, pitching all seven innings, giving up just two hits while striking out five.

Sydnee Dalton had two hits and Baker, Aubrey Green, Reagan Goforth, Lora Grace Bruce, Caitlyn Meadows, Paris Sumner and Ashley Spradley each had one hit.

Green, Dalton and Baker had the runs batted in.

Coach Chance Pitts was especially pleased with Baker’s pitching performance and with the fact that his team did not commit an error.

Now 4-4, the JV team will play host to Camden County in a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday at Packer Park.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 4-23.SOCCER SENIORS.jpg Soccer seniors

    The Colquitt County boys and girls soccer teams’ seniors were honored on Monday between the games against Lowndes at Packer Park. They are, front, from left, Alex Balderas, Haley Bautista, Leslie Aguilar, Raley Wallace, Abbi Beth Paulk, Carlos Martinez and Eric Gould; middle, Brian Vidales, Manuel Vasquez, Richard Garcia, Fernando Miranda, Marcus Lopez, Will Pitts and Maca Aguilera; back, Francisco Gomez, Gio Martin, Luis Padilla, Matt Moody, Josh Smith and Jay Tolbert.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greene, 4x100 team get region track wins

    Marquan Greene won the 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay team also took first place to lead the Colquitt County boys to a fifth-place finish at the Region 1-AAAAAA track meet held recently in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Alderman Realty gets Tiny Mite victory

     Alderman Realty edged Chick-fil-A 13-12 on Monday in a Tiny Mite girls softball game.

    April 22, 2014

  • Hutchinson-Traylor holds off Davis Insurance

    After taking a 5-0 lead after its first three at bats, Hutchinson-Traylor had to hang on to defeat Davis Insurance 5-4 on Monday in a Midget League game at the Magnolia Sports Complex.

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-23.NEEDMORE.jpg Sprint cars at Needmore

    This Saturday night Needmore Speedway will host the second round of a Southern Sprint Car Showdown as sprint cars from the ASCS, Carolina Sprint Car Series will challenge drivers from the Florida Sprint Car Series. This new partnership was formed between the two series to make racing more affordable as well as more exciting for race fans. The first event in the Showdown series will kick off Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, then head to Needmore for Saturday’s event. According to Carolina series director Tom Baker, this new series will pit the Florida sprints with their 360 limited motors against the smaller 305 engines in the ASCS cars. But according to Baker, both develop about the same horsepower plus the Oglethorpe track is totally different than Needmore’s 3/8s mile surface. Fans can expect to see top drivers from each series in action this Saturday night including Johnny Petrozelle, Shawn Mott and Tim Perry of the Carolina series as they take on Florida's best. Baker said ‘these drivers don't care what series label it is or what motor is in the car, these guys are the wildest, craziest drivers you'll see all year and they always put on a good show.’ Needmore's lineup this Saturday will also include Limited Late Models, Super Streets, Hobbys and Enduros. Gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.  

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packers fall 4-2 to Thomas County Central

    When Colquitt County defeated Thomas County Central six weeks ago, the Packers got two-run triple by Ross Goforth in the sixth to help send the game into extra innings and used a Goforth grand slam to win it in the eighth.
    The Packers could have used a similar big hit, especially in the first, fifth and sixth innings when they stranded eight runners, in a 4-2 loss to the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday at Ike Aultman Field.

    April 22, 2014

  • Middle school golf teams tune up in Douglas

    The Colquitt County middle school golf teams tuned up for Thursday’s conference tournament by playing Coffee Middle School at Douglas Country Club on Monday.

    April 21, 2014

  • Hawgs to hold open house on Wednesday

    The Pop Warner Football South Georgia Hawgs will hold an open house and registration at its new headquarters and learning center at Suite 205, 120 First St. S.E. onWednesday.
    A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4:50 p.m. and the open house and registration will run through 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

    April 21, 2014

  • Colquitt boys win region golf championship

     The Colquitt County boys golf team continued its late-season surge and won the Region 1-AAAAAA tournament by eight strokes on Monday at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton.

    April 21, 2014

  • Soccer Pack beats Lowndes, can win region on Wednesday

     The Colquitt County boys soccer team scored three goals in the first half and added two more in the second to deal Lowndes its first Region 1-AAAAAA loss of the season and set the stage for a shot at its first region title since 1999.

    April 21, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

Should abortion be legal for victims of rape?

No. That baby is alive, no matter how horrible its manner of conception.
Yes. It's wrong to force a woman to carry the child of her rapist.
Abortion is a private matter and should be legal for everyone.
     View Results