Colquitt County’s 8-and-under and 12-and-under girls all-star teams won games on Monday that sent them to GRPA District tournament championship games today.
The 8-and-unders defeated Crisp County 16-1 in three innings in Thomasville and will play for the District title at 5 p.m. today.
The 12-and-under spanked Grady County 15-5 in five innings, also in Thomasville, to guarantee a berth in the state tournament.
The 12-and-unders will play for the District championship at 6:45 p.m. today.
Rain that blew through the area played havoc with some District tournaments on Monday.
The 10-and-under girls tournament in Cordele was postponed on Monday and will resume today.
Colquitt County’s girls will play at 5 p.m.
In boys District tournaments, the 8-and-under boys event in Americus was postponed on Monday and is scheduled to resume today.
Two Colquitt County teams are playing in that tournament.
And the Colquitt County 12-and-under all-stars playing in the Midget Major tournament were in a rain delay and the result of their game was not available at press time.
The Colquitt County 8-and-unde girls scored a run in the first, five in the second and 10 in the third to dispatch Crisp County.
Crisp’s only run was unearned and came in the third inning.
Jacey Wetherington scored three runs and Emily Allegood, Madison Plymel, KaLise Richardson and Allie Boatwright each scored twice for Colquitt County.
Katlynn Powers hit a home run in the third innings.
Colquitt had opened tournament play on Saturday with a 12-0 victory over Grady County.
The Colquitt County 12-and-under Full Throttle scored at least two runs in each of the five innings to cruise past Grady County.
Eriyona Stokes scored once; Jami Kling had two hits and a walk and scored twice; Paige Vaughan had a single and scored three runs; Harlie Phillips had a double, two singles and scored a run and reached base four times; Bailey Howard had a base hit, walked and scored twice; Alaina Taylor had a hit and scored a run; Kelli Johnson walked and scored; Kahleah Anderson had a single and scored once; Abbi Ladson had a base hit and scored two runs; and Dontaysha Wilson walked and scored.
Johnson pitched the first three innings and gave up one hit and one base on balls and struck out six.
Howard finished up, striking out two.
With the top two teams in the tournament qualifying for the state tournament, Monday’s victory guaranteed Colquitt County a shot at winning a state championship.