MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County eighth- and ninth-grade, or Gray, softball team, defeated Coffee 3-1 on Monday at Packer Park to even its season record and start a sweep of the visiting Lady Trojans.
The Gray team is now 3-3 on the on season and junior varsity team climbed to 2-4 after its 7-6 win over Coffee in Monday’s second game.
The Gray team’s victory was its third in a row.
On Saturday, the Gray team won two of its three games to finish second in the Lady Trojan junior varsity tournament held Saturday in Leesburg.
After dropping its opening game 5-4 to Bainbridge, the Gray Lady Packers defeated the Lee County junior 13-4 and then knocked off the Colquitt County junior varsity 4-3.
The Gray team was scheduled to meet Lowndes in the championship game, but the field’s lightning detector went off and did not give an all-clear signal in time for the game to begin.
Lowndes went 2-0 in the tournament and was declared the champion. Colquitt and Lowndes will meet on Thursday at Packer Park.
Cheyenne Tillman was the starting pitcher in all three games in Leesburg and went the distance each time.
“I’m real proud of her,” Coach Chance Pitts said. “She did a great job.”
Cheyenne Sumner led the Lady Packers at the plate, getting eight hits in the tournament.
Shelby Rakestraw had four, including a triple.
Tillman, Kerri Owens, Amie Frazier and Diana Durham each had two and Alex Gibbs and Maiya Thompson had one each.
“They’re starting to have some fun,” Pitts said of his team of eighth- and ninth-graders
Tillman again did the pitching on Monday and struck out nine Coffee batters.
Sumner and Rakestraw each had two hits.
Owens, Gibbs and Lindsey Oxley each contributed one hit.
The Gray team is now 3-3 on the season.
Kayla Bynum went 3-for-3 and Allie McCracken went 2-2 in the Colquitt County junior varsity’s 7-6 victory over Coffee on Monday.
Ansleigh Lindsey, Hannah Spraybery and Tremyia Robinson each had one hit.
The Colquitt County junior varsity team lost all three of its games in the Lee County tournament, falling to Lee County 8-3 and 5-2 and losing to the Coquitt County junior varsity 4-3.
The Colquitt County junior varsity team is now 2-4.