TIFTON -- With the rainy weather, the Region 1-AAAAA baseball opener between the Tift County Blue Devils and the Colquitt County Packers was called off Thursday.

The game, scheduled for Moultrie, will be made up April 9 at 2 p.m.

With the rainout, Tift is now set to begin its 1-AAAAA slate Tuesday with a 6 p.m. home game against Houston County.

Tift jayvee gets

fifth in a row

TIFTON -- The Tift County High Blue Devils junior varsity baseball team got its' fifth victory in a row Wednesday as the Devils took a 7-6 win over Colquitt County.

Down 6-3, Tift got four runs in the bottom of the fifth to get the win.

Thom Roberson, Kurt Willis, A.J. Brown and Matthew Brunty all had RBIs in that frame. Brunty's hit came with two outs.

Brunty came in as a relief pitcher in the top of the fifth. Colquitt had runners at first and second with no outs at the time, but Brunty got out of the situation. He ended up striking out two and allowing no hits over the final three innings to get the win.

Devils finish


ALBANY -- The Tift County Blue Devils finished second in the annual Lee County Golf Invitational held here Wednesday.

The Devil golfers carded a 303, eight strokes behind Columbus High's "A" team which had a 295. Columbus High dominated the event as the school's "B" team came in third.

Scoring a 73, Chesley Gunn came in as the low medalist for Tift. Jake Stewart had a 74, followed by Evan Hanna with 77, Martin Lanier with 79 and Stephen Pritchett with 81.

Tift will be back on the links Saturday at the Packer Invitational in Moultrie.

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