Kyla Morris

MOULTRIE – Softball head coach Chance Pitts likes the firepower he’s seen from the Packers – to go with the solid pitching and defense – and he will need all of it Thursday when Colquitt County High puts its half-game lead in Region 1-7A on the line against second-place Lowndes in Valdosta.

In preparation, the Packers hosted Bainbridge High Tuesday at Packer Park and sent the Bearcats back west in short time. In four innings, No. 5 Colquitt raised its record to 16-3 winning 12-0.

Kyla Morris pitched three innings of one-hit softball, the one hit a one-out double from Hallie Cannon in the top of the third. Morris walked one Bearcat, hit one and fanned four.

Jade Horne pitched a perfect fourth.

Colquitt did its scoring with some Bainbridge help, four runs with only a pair of hits coming in the home first. Abby Plymel blooped a one-out single to right to begin it. After three wild pitches and a hit batter, Kelsey Patel and Chloe Gould delivered RBI.

Sarah Harrell led off a seven-run home third with a double, and Gould followed with her second RBI safety. Brooke Durrence and Abeny Thomas each singled home a run, and Marlie Wingate belted a three-run home run.

Pitts cleared the bench in the fourth, and Jacey Weatherington and Bre Caldwell ended the game.

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