LEESBURG -- Lee County came back from a 4-0 deficit against Colquitt County, and had the score knotted at 4-4 in the sixth with runners at first and third when the final out came on a line drive that was caught and ended up falling, 6-4, to the bigger Class AAAAA Lady Packers on Tuesday.
It's been a hard-luck season for the Lady Trojans, who have lost four games by one run and two more by two runs.
Natalie Shiver, the team's only senior, led the way, going 3-for-4. She scored twice and drove in a run. Hailey Scott went 2-for-3 and scored a run, and Ashley Nichols went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs.
Lee County is 8-10 and will next host Thomas County Central at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening Region 1-AAAA game of the season.
SGA 14, VALWOOD 0 (4): It only took Bailey Ponder three innings of a four-inning game Tuesday to accomplish something coach Tommy Manry said he's never had in decades of coaching in Damascus.
"She's the first girl I've ever had earn 50 wins in her high school career," Manry gushed of his senior ace, who allowed two hits and struck out four in Tuesday's romp against Valwood. "That's pretty strong."
The milestone win improved Ponder to 6-2 on the season, and Tuesday's shutout victory was her 22nd game she hasn't allowed a single run out of those 50 wins.
Leading the way from the plate for SGA was Baylee Everson (2-for-2, 2B, 5 RBI), Kyndal Carver (2-for-2), 3 RBI, Hayley Chappell (2B, RBI) and Morgan Everson (2B, RBI).
The region win improved SGA's record to 3-1 in GISA's 3-AA, and 8-2 overall.
SHERWOOD 12, BROOKWOOD 0 (4): Anna Laine Brock struck out six and didn't allow a hit in three innings of work Tuesday as the Lady Eagles won for the first time this season. Aubrey Green then came in and closed it out in the fourth, striking out one.
From the plate, SCA was led by Hannah Barnes (2-for-3, RBI), while Payton Couch, Jordyn Cox and Christina Charles all had 2 RBI.
WORTH COUNTY 12, DOUGHERY 0 (5): Worth County pounded out 16 hits and Lauren Potts tossed a five-inning one hitter as the Lady Rams beat Dougherty 12-0 on Tuesday.
Potts also went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs. Kimmy Lee went 3-for-4 with a triple and scored three runs and drove in a run, and the Ellis twins combined to go 4-for-6 with six RBI. Heather Ellis had a double and a triple and drove in four runs, and Haley Ellis had a double and drove in two runs.