MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County High baseball team, flying high just a week ago, lost its fourth straight game and second in a row in Region 1-AAAAA on Tuesday, falling to Lee County 8-1 at Ike Aultman Field.
When the Packers mercy-ruled Lowndes 13-0 on April 22, they raised their record to 15-3 overall and 4-1 in the region ... and were ranked No. 3 in the state.
Since then, Colquitt has lost to Lawton Chiles twice and to Coffee and Lee County in region games and now is 15-7 overall and 4-3 in the region.
Over that four-game span, the Packers have managed just eight runs in 26 innings.
The victory enabled Lee County to forge a tie for first place with Coffee, which shut out Valdosta 8-0 on Tuesday. Colquitt falls to third and Lowndes, which lost to Tift County 9-5 on Tuesday, is fourth at 3-4.
The victory was the fifth in a row for Lee County, which had lost to the Packers 4-3 in a non-region game and 6-0 in a region game earlier in the season. Both games were in Leesburg.
But the Packers were unable to solve Lee County's Gray Jones on Tuesday.
Jones, who took a 4-2 record and a 1.00 ERA into the game, pitched into the seventh and gave up just one run and eight hits before being relieved by David McCool with one out in the seventh.
McCool came in to a bases-loaded situation, but got a strike out and an infield grounder to end the game.
The Packers did not score until Aaron Eubanks singled home Will Southwell in the bottom of the sixth to pull Colquitt to within three at 4-1.
But the Trojans scored four more times in the top of seventh to pull away, then slammed the door on the bases-loaded, one-out Colquitt threat in the bottom of the inning.
The Trojans scored first when Zack Watkins singled to open the game and moved second when Eubanks, the Packers starter, had him picked off, but Colquitt bungled the rundown.
Jack Stripling followed with another single and Buster Posey walked. Watkins scored on a fielder's choice.
The Trojans stretched the lead to 2-0 in the fifth when Jeremy Moore walked, went to second on a Justin Hall sacrifice and scored on a Watkins single.
Lee chased Eubanks in the sixth when it scored two more runs on a two-out single off reliever Thomas Tripp.
Eubanks took the loss to drop to 5-2. Colquitt had eight hits, including two each by Southwell and Cody Turpen. Eubanks, Brandon Connell, Cody Green and Johnathan Walker had the others.