Connie Southwelll/The Moultrie Observer
Colquitt County middle school Gold pitcher Kelli Johnson delivers a pitch in the Wednesday doubleheader against Hahira at Packer Park.
The Colquitt County middle school Black softball team broke out offensively and combined it with the fine pitching of Dakota Baker and Harlie Phillips to sweep a doubleheader from Pine Grove on Tuesday at Packer Park.
The middle school Gold team dropped a doubleheader to Hahira on Wednesday at Packer Park, falling 6-4 in the first game and 7-6 in the second.
The Gold team, now 2-2, will travel to Quitman for a doubleheader against Brooks County today.
Baker pitched all five innings in the Gold team’s 8-1 first-game victory. She gave up just one hit and walked one. She struck out nine.
Baker also led the Lady Packers offensively with a pair of singles. Paris Sumner and Emily Dozier each had a triple and scored a run. Phillips, Ashleigh Spradley and Sydnee Dalton each had singles. Gracie Frazier scored two runs. Sumner, Dalton, Spradley, Phillips, Dozier and Mary Logan Tostenson scored the others.
The Lady Packers banged out 14 hits to win the second game 14-3.
Phillips pitched all five inning, giving up five hits and three walks. She struck out seven.
Sumner and Alison Young each had a double and a single in the game.
Phillips and Mary Grace Harbin each had two singles. One of Harbin’s hits came with the bases loaded and two outs in the first inning.
Tostenson and Kallie Gay each contributed a double and Dalton, Spradley, Daylynn Dell and Orion Wilson each had a single.
Sumner and Phillips each scored three runs and Dalton scored twice. Tostenson, Frazier, Young, Baker, Dozier and Spradley each scored one run.
With the sweep, the Black team raises its record to 2-2.
“All Lady Packers reached base in the second game,” coach Jeff Henderson said. “We hit the ball well against a good pitcher. We seemed to be more focused at the plate.
“We are looking forward to taking this momentum with us to Lee County for a tournament on Saturday.”
The Black team also will travel to Tift County next Tuesday and will be back at Packer Park on Thursday, Sept. 20, to play host to Thomas County Central.