MOULTRIE -- It had been nearly three weeks since the Colquitt County girls softball team had won a game and its last two victories had been especially tough to swallow.

So if the Lady Packers went through the motions ofter falling behind 3-0 in the third inning to Coffee High on Thursday at the Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex, it might have been understandable.

But they did nothing of the sort.

Colquitt broke the game open with a seven runs in the bottom of the third and added two more in the sixth to defeat the Lady Trojans 9-3.

The victory raised Colquitt's record to 3-5. The Lady Packers are now 1-2 in the Region 1-AAAAA standings after losing 3-2 to defending region champion Tift County and 11-0 to Lowndes.

Coffee jumped out quickly, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.

Keri Bush and Kacey Morris opened the game with singles and Bush came around to score on a pair of wild pitches. Morris scored on a triple by Jessica Moore.

The Lady Trojans pushed the lead to 3-0 in the third when Morris tripled and scored on a single by Ashlyn Carver.

Coffee loaded the bases later in the inning but were unable to score again.

In fact, the third inning run was the last the Lady Trojans managed.

And the wheels came off for Coffee in the bottom of the inning.

After they had runners on first and second and no one out in the second and failed to score, the Lady Packers made good on another chance in the third, sending 11 hitters to the plate, scoring seven times while managing just two hits.

Ashley Stafford had a two-run single in the inning and Tori Bozeman and Morgan Jones also drove in runs as the Lady Packers took advantage of two walks, two errors and two hit batsmen. Ashley Chafin had the inning's other hit.

Colquitt had two more hits in the fourth, including a double by Stafford, but failed to score.

The Lady Packers made three sixth-inning hits count, however, scoring their final two runs in the inning. Colquitt opened the inning with with hits by Tori Bozeman, Lori Griner and Chafin. Bozeman and Griner score on wild pitches.

Chafin had three hits and Stafford two for the Lady Packers. Bozeman, Griner and Lunden Connell had the others. Leigh Norman went the distance to get the win.

The Colquitt County JV also defeated Coffee 4-1.

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