Cardinals' swept by Colquitt Co. at state tournament

From staff reports

The Jonesboro Cardinals' baseball season came to an end Thursday night in Moultrie.

The Cardinals fell in a doubleheader to Colquitt County in the first round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Jonesboro dropped the first game 13-2 in a contest that was called according to the 10-rule mercy rule.

Jonesboro managed six hits.

The second game was a little closer but Jonesboro fell short in a 9-3 decision. The Cardinals got four hits in the contest.

Jonesboro entered the state playoffs as the No. 3 seed out of Region 2-AAAAA.

The Cardinals earned a trip to the tournament with a dramatic victory last Saturday over Warner Robins in the final game of the regular season.

It was Jonesboro's first state playoff appearance since 1996.

The last time a Clayton County baseball team made it to state was in 2000. That season, Lovejoy advanced all the way to the Class AAAA Final 4 before getting swept at home by Lassiter.

The 2003 Jonesboro baseball team was one of many squads at the school to play at state this year. Other sports that Jonesboro went to state in this school year were football, wrestling, softball, girls basketball, boys basketball, girls tennis and boys tennis.