MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County softball team evened its Region 1-AAAAA record when it went to Tifton on Tuesday and took a 2-1 victory over Tift County.

The Lady Packers got strong pitching from Christy Harper and their defense turned a pair of double plays behind her to edge the Lady Devils.

“Our defense was jam up,” Lady Packers coach Carman Phillips said. “Those two double plays got us out of some sticky situations.”

Harper, in her first extended outing since suffering a broken toe, went the distance. The senior right-hander gave up six hits, struck out one and walked just one batter.

The Lady Packers are now 12-4-1 overall and kept their postseason hopes alive by getting their region record up to 2-2.

Colquitt had just four hits, but three figured into their two runs.

Brooke Hood opened the game with a base hit and was sacrificed to second by Meagan May.

Kaley Clark’s sacrifice score Hood to put the Lady Packers up 1-0.

Tift County tied the score with a run in the bottom of the fifth.

Then, in the top of the seventh, the Lady Packers got the eventual winning run when Bria Wallace singled and Jana Harvin’s base hit drove her home.

Aubrey Perryman had Colquitt County’s other hit.

Colquitt defeated Tift County 5-4 on Sept. 4, at Packer Park in game that did not count in the region standings.

The Lady Packers have three Region 1-AAAAA games remaining and all three will be at Packer Park.

Colquitt will play host to Lowndes on Tuesday, Sept. 29; Coffee on Thursday, Oct. 1; and Warner Robins on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The Colquitt girls will get a chance to prepare for the stretch run when they take part in the Lowndes tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Packers will open tournament play with games at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday. Their opponents have not been determined.

The Colquitt County ninth-grade finished its season with a 6-4 record by defeating Tift County 3-2 on Tuesday.

Ainsley Davis did the pitching.

Antoinette Myers had a home run and Taylor Owens, Kasie Ricks, Ansleigh Lindsey and Tremyia Robinson each had had a base hit.

The freshmen girls split a doubleheader at Crisp County on Monday.

Colquitt lost the first game on the international tie-breaker 3-2.

Ricks, Myers, Makayli Crawford, Cheyenne Sumner and Savannah Morgan had the Colquitt County hits.

The Lady Packers won the second game 7-4. Taylor Owens went 3-for-3 and Robinson added two hits. Ricks, Davis and Sumner also had base hits.

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