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June 26, 2012

Two District championships

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County captured two GRPA District III championships on Tuesday at the Magnolia Sports Complex and another local team will play for a title today.

The Colquitt County Gold 12-and-under team won the District title by defeating Colquitt County Black in the championship game18-3.

And the Colquitt County A team won an "if" game over Bainbridge 14-4 to win the 10-and-under District title.

Colquitt County's 8-and-under Gold team will meet Thomasville at 5:30 p.m. today with a chance to give Colquitt County a sweep of the three District tournaments.

In the 12-and-under tournament, Colquitt County Black shut out Mitchell County 15-0 in Tuesday's final losers bracket game to reach the championship game.

Scott Knight had two hits and Carson Asbell, Ian Caulder and Seth Gay each had one hit in the game against Mitchell County.

But the Black team was no match for unbeaten Colquitt County Gold in the championship game.

Tucker Hathcock and Dylan Dalton had home runs for Colquitt County Gold in the game. Raines Plant and Tanner Wilson each had two hits and Cory Newsome, Gavin Patel, Jared Horne, Carson Johnston and Ethan Phillips each had one hit.

Henry Daniels and Cameron Singletary had base hits for Colquitt County Black.

Colquitt County Gold will represent District III in next month's state tournament in Calhoun.

In the 10-and-under tournament on Tuesday, Bainbridge eliminated the Colquitt County B team in the final losers bracket game with an 11-5 victory.

Tajh Sanders and Devin Watson each had two hits for the Colquitt County B team.

Colquitt County A had two chances to win the District championship and needed them, losing to Bainbridge 12-10 in the first game. Chance Sealy and Lucas Tostenson each went 3-for-3 in the game.

Colquitt and Bainbridge, each with one tournament loss, then met in the "if" game to decide the championship and Colquitt won handily 14-4.

Callon Kubiak had four hits; Owen Fleury and John Melvin Herndon each had three hits; and Drew Dalton, J.T. Whatley and Gabe Horne each had two for the Colquitt County.

Colquitt County A and Bainbridge will go to the state tournament in Waycross.

In the 8-and-under tournament, Colquitt County Gold defeated Colquitt County Black in the final losers bracket game 11-2. Henry Underwood, Chason Miley and Landon Griffin each had two hits for Colquitt County Gold in the game.

That sent the Black team to the final losers bracket game, where it was defeated by Thomasville 11-1. Hayes Lightsey and Landon Norman each had two hits for Colquitt County Black.

Colquitt County Black finished third and will qualify for the state tournament.

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