MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County High baseball team scored four runs in the top of the first inning and then rode the pitching of Cole Pitts, Tyler Brown and Daylon Connell to defeat Lincoln High 7-4 on Wednesday in Tallahassee.

“We looked good on the mound and looked all right at the plate,” said Packers coach Tony Kirkland. “We didn’t look very good on the bases.”

Packers starter Cole Pitts gave up two runs in the bottom of the first before settling in and retiring 12 Trojans in a row.

Among those 12 were five in a row who were strikeout victims.

Pitts went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three runs. Brown came on to get the only batter he faced to end the sixth.

Connell, being groomed for the closer’s role, gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh before closing out the win.

“And that’s against a very good hitting team,” said Kirkland, whose Packers are now 2-1.

Colquitt got off to a quick start when Ryan Davis opened the game with the first of his three base hits. Davis went to second on a passed ball and was moved to third by Russ DeMott.

After Pitts walked, Hayden Kudela reached when his two-strike ground ball was booted by the Lincoln third baseman, scoring Davis.

Austin Dykes then followed with a two-run triple and Blake Stamps singled him home to make it 4-0.

The Packers loaded the bases with none out in the second, but could not score another run.

Davis reached all five times with a double, two singles and a walk. He also got aboard on an error.

Catcher Zac Goodno had a double and a single and twice was robbed of other base hits, Kirkland said.

Dykes, Stamps and Payne Newsome had the Packers other base hits.

Colquitt County will return to Ike Aultman Field on Saturday for a noon doubleheader against Cedar Shoals High of Athens.

The Colquitt County B and C teams’ doubleheader against Coffee scheduled for today has been moved to Thursday, March 11.

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