MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County High baseball team took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the third inning, but Warner Robins exploded for four runs and went on to a 5-3 Region 1-AAAAA victory on Friday at Warner Robins.

The loss drops the Packers to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in the region.

Warner Robins climbs to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the region.

John Michael Harrison went the first three innigs and gave up two hits, four walks and four earned runs.

Cody Hancock pitched the final three innings, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out five.

The Packers managed just four hits.

Ben Cauthen had a single and a double. Jebb Cato and Hayden Kudela had the other hits.

The Packers played without freshman infielder/pitcher Cole Pitts, who had surgery on Friday on his right thumb.

Pitts suffered a fracture of the thumb in a weight room accident last week.

He will be out for the season.

Colquitt County will be off on Tuesday, but will go to Thomas County Central on Thursday for a makeup of a game that was rained out on March 7.

The Packers will travel to Douglas next Friday to meet Coffee.

Also on Friday, Tift County took advantage of 11 walks to defeat Lowndes 7-6.

The Blue Devils had just three hits in the game, but were able to trump three Viking home runs.

The victory evens Tift County’s record at 1-1.

The defending Region 1-AAAAA champion Vikings fall to 0-2.

On Tuesday in the region, Houston will travel to Coffee, Valdosta will be at Lowndes and Tift will go to Warner Robins.

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