MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County seventh-grade softball team opened its season with a tie and win in a doubleheader against Brooks Middle School on Thursday at Packer Park.

The first game was tied 6-6 after five innings and each team score two runs in the international tiebreaker inning.

“We didn’t quit,” coach Will Stuckey said. “We were down 5-0 in the game and came back and got the tie.”

The game ended as a tie so the second game could start.

Dontaysha Wilson started in the circle in the first game was was relieved by Kelsey Patel in the third inning.

Patel went the rest of the way and struck out nine batters.

“After she walked the first batter, she found her groove,” coach Will Stuckey said after the 8-8 tie.

Patel started the second game and went the distance in a 6-2 Colquitt County victory.

In five innings, she allowed just the two runs and three hits and struck out two.

“I was proud how we put the ball in play and got a lot of two-strike hits,” Stuckey said. “We really did a good job with two strikes.”

The seventh-graders will play two games in a tournament at Thomas County Central on Saturday.

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