Moultrie Observer


June 27, 2012

8-and-under girls defend District title

CORDELE — The Colquitt County 8-and-under girls softball team’s motto is from a Bible verse and is “All the way, all the time,” says Lynn Bennett of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department.

And so far, the team has taken that philosophy to heart.

The 8-and-under all-stars defended their GRPA District III title by defeating Bainbridge 17-2 in three innings in Wednesday’s championship game in Cordele.

The motto will be put to the test next in the state tournament, which will begin July 12, also in Cordele. Colquitt County will play their state opener against Vidalia at 4 p.m. that day.

And if they hit in the state tournament as they did in the District, the Colquitt County girls should make a run at a state championship.

Colquitt won all three of their District tournament games and the 15-run margin of victory on Wednesday was its narrowest.

Colquitt defeated Bainbridge in its opener 27-4 and then demolished Lee County 16-1 on Tuesday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bainbridge won the final losers bracket game, defeating Lee County 17-1.

But after giving up nine runs  to Colquitt County in the first inning, Bainbridge had no chance of evening the score against Colquitt County.

Jade Horne led off the bottom of the first with a single and Reagan Young followed with another base hit.

Kylie Davis then ripped a two-run double and Abby Plymel followed with the first of her two home runs.

And the rout was on.

In a five-run second inning, Davis doubled, Plymel had a run-scoring single and, after singles by Katlynn Powers and Maggie Rae Parker, Gracie Paulk hit a three-run homer.

Plymel’s second home run of the game keyed the three-run third inning that gave Colquitt County run-rule victory.

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Five children and youth were at Hero House recently 'planting' the Pinwheel Garden in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is April. Back row, from left, are Jaiden De Los Santos, Caleb Bell and Cody Bell; and front row, from left, are Jeimie Sanchez and J.J. Sanchez. Hero House — Colquitt County's children's advocacy center — will hold an open house 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at 617 First St. S.E.

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