MOULTRIE -- Left-hander Will Brawner scattered four hits and struck out eight Colquitt County batters as Coffee shoved the Packers deeper into the Region 1-AAAAA cellar on Friday with a 5-0 victory at Ike Aultman Field.

The loss drops the Packers to 1-5 in region standings with just four games remaining. And the next four region opponents defeated the Packers the first time around.

The loss was the third in a row and fourth in the last five games for the defending Class AAAAA state champions, who fall to 10-12 overall.

The Packers hurt themselves with poor fielding, leading to three unearned runs.

And offensively, the Packers hit into two double plays and had a runner thrown out attempting to steal second base to end the fifth inning.

The game was scoreless through four innings as Brawner and Packers starter Sherard Reynolds allowed just four hits between them.

But Coffee's Kendrick James opened the top of the fifth with a single and moved second on a fielder's choice.

Shortstop Will Southwell could not handle Justin Moore's slow bounder, and Jordan Moore followed with a single to right to drive in the Trojans first run.

Justin Moore went to third on Jordan Moore's hit and scored on a sacrifice fly.

After walking Brawner to open the sixth and throwing two balls to the next batter, Reynolds was lifted for Thomas Tripp, who struck out Jimmy McEloy.

Brawner attempted to steal on the strike out and appeared to be out before his slide knocked the ball out of Cody Turpen's glove.

Two errors and a hit batsman later, the Trojans had added two runs to make it 4-0.

After Tripp walked Drew to open the seventh, Mike Mobley took over and gave up a run-scoring single to McElroy for the final run for Coffee, which evened its region record at 3-3.

The Packers travel to Leesburg on Tuesday to meet Lee County, which is 6-0 in the region after defeating Tift County 12-2 on Friday.

Lowndes downed Valdosta 4-2 on Friday.

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