MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County softball team’s 12-0 run-rule victory over Worth County on Monday won’t help the Lady Packers reach any of their playoff-related goals.
But it did put them one step closer to producing the first 20-win season in school history.
Now 17-5, the Colquitt girls can take another stride toward 20 when Cook visits Tuesday for a Senior Night meeting at 5:30 p.m.
The most wins in a Colquitt County fast-pitch season is 19, turned in by the 2013 team.
The Lady Packers would certainly take another performance like Monday’s when the Lady Hornets comes in.
In three innings, they banged out six hits, took advantage of 10 walks and two Lady Ram errors to score five runs in the first inning and seven more in the third.
Colquitt sent 10 batters to the plate in the first and 12 in the third and were never threatened.
Callie Faircloth had a single and a double and drove in three runs to lead the offense.
Abby Plymel and Marlie Wingate each had a double and drove in a pair of runs.
Katlynn Powers and Brooke Durrence had the other hits and Sarah Harrell walked three times.
Jade Horne pitched the first three innings and gave up two hits and struck out three.
Emily Allegood pitched the fourth and after striking out the first two batters, she gave up a hit and a walk. An infield error loaded the bases.
But she struck out the final two batters to keep the run-rule and the shutout in effect.
The Lady Packers eight seniors – Chloe Gould, Brooke Durrence, Kelsey Patel, Callie Faircloth, Abeny Thomas, Marlie Wingate, Sarah Harrell and manager Abby Allegood – will be honored before the Tuesday game.