The Colquitt County 14-and-under all-stars made winning the GRPA state championship from the losers bracket look easy on Saturday.
Colquitt County had to defeat Vidalia twice to win the title and did it convincingly, winning 10-0 and 9-1 in a pair of run-rule victories while allowing just seven hits in the two games.
After losing to Wayne County on Thursday, Colquitt County eliminated Washington County and Wayne County on Friday to set up it meeting with unbeaten Vidalia on Saturday.
In Saturday’s opener, Cole Bryant went five innings, surrendering just three hits and striking out eight to help send Colquitt County to the if game.
Bryant, Tristin Frazier, Ryan Pipkin, Warren Funderburk, Braden Flinchum, Adam Merritt, Ryan Chatman and Pax Newsome each had hits in the game.
Flinchum had a solo home run in the third inning.
In the championship-clinching game, Pipkin started on the mound and went two innings and Funderburk went the last four. They combined to give up just four hits while striking out four.
Frazier, Pipkin, Flinchum, Merritt, Bryant, Chatman, Newsome and Kodi Bishop had hits in the game.
In the sixth inning, Colquitt County used a suicide squeeze to score its ninth run.
After holding Vidalia scoreless in the bottom of the inning, the run-rule went into effect, giving Colquitt County the championship.