Colquitt County scored seven runs in the first inning of the second game and rolled to 10-3 victory that salvaged a split of its Region 1-AAAAAA opening doubleheader with Brunswick on Saturday at Ike Aultman Field at Packer Park.

The Packers led the first game 1-0 before the Pirates scored three in the top of seventh to take a 3-1 victory.

The split sends the Packers overall record to 4-4.

They will take a 1-1 region record into their doubleheader at Valdosta next Friday.

The Packers got solid pitching in both games, but only second-game starter Cole Bryant and reliever Beau Dalton receive the benefit of any Packers offense.

After the Packers scored nine runs in the first two innings of Game 2, Bryant retired 13 batters in a row before giving up two runs in the sixth.

He also had surrendered a run and three hits in the first inning.

The senior right-hander went six innings, giving up three runs, all earned, and seven hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Dalton, the sophomore right-hander, walked the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the seventh before retiring the final three Pirates to close out the victory.

Clayton Brown shut out the Pirates for six innings in Game 1, but after giving up a walk and a sacrifice to start the seventh, the Packers made an error behind him and he departed in favor of Jonah Bozeman. The Pirates went on to score three runs and the Pack could not rally.

The Packers only run came on a first-inning double by Ross Goforth that scored Mack Hathcock.

But Brunswick's Kyle Bialousz kept the Packers off-balance the rest of the game and finished with nine strikeouts.

Colquitt had just three base runners in the final four innings and finished with seven runners left on.

Brown danced in and out of trouble for six innings and was helped most by poor Brunswick base running.

The Pirates had a base runner thrown out in each inning after the first. Catcher Preston Berry threw out three runners at first base for inning-ending “strike 'em out-throw 'em out” double plays.

Another runner was thrown out at second base to end the second inning and left fielder Andy Bush threw out a runner at the plate to end the fourth inning.

But the Packers good fortune ran out in the seventh.

Packer coach Tony Kirkland sent Brown out to the final inning and the senior right-hander walked leadoff batter Andrew Johnson.

Tyler Hickox sacrificed Johnson to second and then the wheels fell off for the Packers.

Houston Massey booted Roy Poppell's grounder to put runners at first and third with one out.

Kirkland then summoned Bozeman.

Brunswick sent Poppell to second, where he slid in safely with a stolen base as Johnson scored from third to tie the game.

Bozeman then walked Amorrious Wilson, and Dalton Flournoy followed with a double to right center to score Nick Hale, who had run for Wilson.

Flournoy scored when Massey's throw to first on a grounder to short pulled Gabe Mobley off the bag at first.

Gabe Mobley reached on an error to open the bottom of the seventh, but Bialousz retired the next three Packers in a row to end the game.

The Packers had just six hits, including three by Goforth. Hathcock, Daniel Mobley and Gabe Mobley had the others. Gabe Mobley's double came with two out in the fourth, but he was stranded.

Brown gave up five hits and one run, which was unearned, in 6.1 innings of work. He walked four and hit one.

Bozeman took the loss, giving up two runs, both unearned, on a hit and a walk in the seventh.

If the Pirates had any momentum built up from the seventh-inning rally in Game 1, they lost quickly in the nightcap.

Starter Nick Hale walked the first two batters, gave up an infield hit to Goforth, the walked another.

That was all for Hale, who was relieved by Austin Guest, who proceeded to give up three hits, walk two more batters and hit another before getting out of the inning.

Bozeman tripled in Kodi Bishop and scored himself on a single by Massey in the second.

The Packers did not score again until the seventh when Chad Jacobs doubled in Ryan Chatman, who was running for Berry.

Colquitt had 10 hits in the second game, including two each by Bozeman and Bishop. Berry, Goforth, Jacobs, Massey, Gabe Mobley and Adam Merritt had the others.

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