MOULTRIE — This was not the kind of game Colquitt County coach Tony Kirkland and his team wanted after a 12-2 Region 1-AAAAAA loss at Valdosta the night before.
Berrien scored six runs in the second inning and added three more in the third to take a 9-0 lead and went on to a 10-3 victory over Colquitt County on Wednesday at Ike Aultman Field.
First baseman Cole Garrett led the Rebels offensively with a pair of doubles, a triple and five runs batted in.
Caleb Roland hit a long home run in the sixth inning for the final Berrien run.
Left-hander Stephen Powell went the first six innings for the Rebels, giving up three runs and eight hits while walking just one batter. He struck out four.
One of the hits he surrendered was a Kodi Bishop home run to lead off the Colquitt County sixth.
Rowland retired the Packers in order in the bottom of the seventh to send the Packers to their fifth loss in six games.
Berrien sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning taking advantage of two Colquitt County errors and four walks to score six unearned runs.
The inning started when the Packers failed to catch a foul fly behind first base during the at bat by Rowland that led off the inning.
Two pitches later, Rowland hit a roller in front of the plate that Packer starter Javan Parten was unable to field cleanly for an error.
Parten then walked the next two batters.
After retiring the next two batters with the bases loaded, he needed just to retire Lou Picolo to get out of the inning unscathed.
But Picolo reached on an infield hit and Dalton Ingram drew the third walk of the inning.
Garrett greeted reliever Warren Funderburk with a two-run double and later scored on the second error of the inning.
Garrett added a two-out, three-run triple off Funderburk in the third.
In addition to the three extra base hits from Garrett and the homer by Rowland, Berrien got two hits from Picolo and singles from Ingram and Kyle Flowers.
The bright spot for the Packers was the work turned in by Trey Clark, who took over on the mound to start the fourth inning.
The junior right-hander pitched the final four innings, allowing just one hit — the homer by Rowland — while striking out four.
He struck out the side in the top of the seventh.
The Packers scored their first two runs in fifth when Tristin Frazier opened the inning with a single and moved to third on a Chad Jacobs double.
Frazier scored and Jacobs moved to third when Ryan Pipkin reached on an error. Jacobs scored on a Cole Collins sacrifice fly.
Bishop, Frazier and Houston Massey each had two hits for Colquitt County. Pipkin and Jacobs had the others.
The victory raises the Rebels record to 4-3.