MOULTRIE -- Colquitt County's advance through the state baseball playoffs will continue next week after the Packers' 12-hit barrage eliminated McIntosh with an 8-4 Game 3 win Saturday at Aultman Field.
The Packers will travel to Harrison High School for a scheduled doubler header Wednesday. Time for the first game will be announced later.
Aaron Eubanks, the Packers lefthanded ace, pitched into the fifth inning before giving way to Cody Green, who held off the Chiefs the rest of the way for the save.
Eubanks gave back-to-back home runs in the first inning -- one to leadoff batter Tim Battle, the other to John King, but settled into his pitching rhythm until trouble surfaced again in the fifth.
After the two homers, Eubanks got designated hitter J.T. Thompson to fly out to center field then Brett Boron and Drew Grant both grounded out to shortstop.
The Packers answered with a run in the bottom of the first when Will Southwell walked and scored.
Eubanks then set the Chiefs down in order in the top of the second inning and Colquitt plated two more runs in the bottom half of the inning.
With one out, Green, Brandon Connell and Lee Henry all singled and Jonathan Walker reached on an error that allowed Green and Connell to score, giving the Packers a 3-2 lead they never relinquished.
Eubanks led off the third with a single and scored on a double by Issac Jackson, who then was driven in by Green.
"I am so proud of both of our lefthanders," Packers' head coach Jerry Croft said of his pitchers Eubanks and Green. "They pitched their hearts out."
Eubanks recorded six strikeouts and gave up only four hits in four and one-third innings. Green in relief fanned two and gave up one hit, a single to Joe Pero in the seventh.
"I'm also well pleased by how well we hit the ball today," Croft said. "I'm just so proud of these guys."
Colquitt batters hammered out 12 hits including doubles by Jackson, Southwell and Eubanks.
Eubanks had three hits in the game to pace the Colquitt offense. Green had two hits as did Connell. Cody Turpin and Henry also hit safely.
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