MOULTRIE — Colquitt County softball coach Carman Phillips hopes her team’s bats warm up by the time the Lady Packers play their final three Region 1-AAAAA games this week.

With seeding for the region tournament on the line, the Lady Packers will play host Lowndes on Tuesday, Tift County on Thursday and Warner Robins on Saturday.

Colquitt’s girls are 2-2 in region games so far, but wins in the three games this week would clinch the No. 3 seed for the tournament, which will be played Oct. 6-8 in Cordele.

But the Lady Packers will have to hit better in those three games than they did on Friday and Saturday in the tournament at Lowndes if they hope to improve their tournament seeding.

Colquitt won two of five games in the tournament and one of the losses was by a 7-0 score to Lowndes.

The Lady Packers had just two hits in the game, singles by Cheyenne Reynolds and Jordan Taylor.

Colquitt also had just three hits in two other games, a 1-0 loss to Cook and a 4-1 loss to Woodland-Bartow.

“I hope we’re saving up for Tuesday,” Phillips said. “We didn’t do very good job hitting.”

Colquitt opened with a 3-2 victory over Cook on Friday night.

The Lady Packers scored all three runs in the first inning, which featured a long home run by Bria Wallace.

Wallace and Brooke Hood each had two hits in the game. Meagan May and Christy Harper had the others. Harper did the pitching and struck out six.

When Appling County dropped out of the tournament, Colquitt was forced to play Cook again.

Phillips said she gave the seniors the game off and let the young players perform.

May, Taylor and Kaytlyne Jarvis had the three Colquitt County hits in the 1-0 loss.

Hannah Hancock pitched and gave up just the one run in the sixth inning that scored on a pair of bloop hits and an error. She struck out three.

The Lady Packers got off to good start on Saturday, defeating Thomas County Central 6-1 in their first game.

May had two hits and Hood, Taylor, Kaley Clark and Jana Harvin had the others.

The Lady Packers played solid defense behind Harper, who struck out two.

But Colquitt managed just five hits in its next two games, falling Woodland 4-1 and Lowndes 7-0.

Hood, Wallace and Harvin had the only hits behind Hancock’s pitching in the loss to Woodland.

Harper and Hancock both pitched in the loss to Lowndes.

“If we could just get our bats going,” Phillips said. “We didn’t capitalize when we had runners on. And we did a poor job running the bases.”

The Lady Packers are 14-7-1 heading into this week’s games.

On Tuesday, the junior varsity game will start at 4:15 p.m. The varsity game will start at 6 p.m.

The junior varsity team also will play a doubleheader against Thomas County Central on Monday.

On Thursday, the Lady Packers seniors will be honored before the game with Coffee at Packer Park.

The Lady Packers’ regular season will close with a 2 p.m. Saturday game against Warner Robins at Packer Park.

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