MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County junior varsity softball team would have like to have opened the season on Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Lowndes.

The weather did not cooperate, however, limiting the two teams to just one game.

And the Lady Packers put that one in the win column, downing the Vikettes 4-1 at Packer Park.

The lightning detector at Packer Park went off after the first game was completed.

After waiting about 45 minutes, coaches from the two teams agreed to cancel the second game.

The Colquitt County girls will get another chance at a doubleheader sweep today when Cook visits.

The first game is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

Colquitt County JV coach Chance Pitts was pleased with the performance of his team, which got outstanding pitching from Bailey Howard and used five hits to score four runs in five innings.

“I’m really proud of Bailey,” Pitts said. “She threw strikes.”

Howard worked all five innings, striking out four and walking just one.

Pitts said Howard is likely to pitch the rest of the games the JV Lady Packers have this week.

After today’s doubleheader, Colquitt will be off on Thursday, then will travel to Douglas for the two-day Coffee tournament.

On Friday, the Lady Packers will meet Jeff Davis at 4 p.m and Bacon County 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, they will play Camden County at 10 a.m., Telfair County at 11:30 a.m. and Wayne County at 2:30 p.m.

Savannah Dauphin led Colquitt with a double and a single on Tuesday.

Sydnee Dalton, Mary Logan Tostenson, Paige Vaughn and Anna Dale Roberts each had a single. Dalton and Roberts had RBIs.

“And we only had one strikeout,” Pitts said. “Everybody else put the ball in play.”

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