LEESBURG -- The Colquitt County girls softball team finished its season with what became a staple this season: another close loss.

Lee County scored a run in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch for 7-6 victory over the Lady Packers on Thursday in Leesburg.

Colquitt finished the season with a 6-15 record and won just one of 10 Region 1-AAAAA games.

Several of the losses were as agonizing as the one in Leesburg on Thursday.

Six of the region losses -- two each against Tift County, Valdosta and Lee County -- came by a total of eight runs.

Colquitt's only region victory came by a 14-11 score over Coffee in the region opener at Ike Aultman Field on Sept. 3.

The Lady Packers then lost their final nine in a row.

"A hit here and a hit there, and it could have been a totally different season," Lady Packers coach Keith Croft said. "We were really out of only one game (a 15-0, three-inning, mercy-rule loss at Lowndes)."

The Lady Packers had leads of 3-0 and 5-1 against the Lady Trojans on Thursday, but an error in the bottom of the sixth allowed two runs to score, tying the game at 6-6.

In the bottom of the seventh, Lee County's Becky Mohl got a one-out triple and scored on a wild pitch to end the Lady Packers season.

Ashley Harrison had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run in her final varsity game. Fellow senior Jodi Beth Hammock had two hits.

Katy Lewis had two hits and Kelli Wallace and Lynn Hart had the others.

"And Lynn Hart played a tremendous game at shortstop," Croft said. "She was diving everywhere and going to left field to catch the ball."



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