SYLVESTER – As it was a dark and stormy night over most of southwest Georgia – including Moultrie – Colquitt County High’s softball Packers were able to avoid any inclement weather Thursday at Worth County High.

It continues to be a shining start to the new season for coach Chance Pitts and Colquitt routed Worth 9-1 in five innings. It was in the fourth inning, coming off a six-run turn by his team and leading 7-0, that Pitts got concerned about incoming heavy rain. But Colquitt scored two more in the top of the fifth to bring the mercy-rule into effect.

At 3-0, the Packers have used a different starting pitcher in each win. At Worth County, it was Kyla Morris going the distance for a complete-game two-hitter with six strikeouts.

The biggest blast among the seven Packer hits was Abby Plymel’s two-run home run. She drove in two runs, and Chole Gould and Katlynn Powers each had an RBI. Abeny Thomas led in total hits with two.

Colquitt softball is going to get in a lot of play in the upcoming week, including the Region 1-7A opening doubleheader.

First, on Tuesday, Pitts takes the team to Thomasville to face Thomas County-Central. Camden County will visit Packer Park for region play on Aug. 22 and then go to the Buccaneer Bash in Cobb County Aug. 23-24.

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