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Lady Tide drop first region game

Long County loses, 11-1, to McIntosh Co.

POSTED: August 22, 2011 10:34 a.m.
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Long County softball coach Brian Thomas and the Lady Tide will attempt to end a five-game losing streak Thursday when they take on Brantley County. The Tide lost their fifth game in a row Wednesday, falling, 11-1, to McIntosh County.

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On Wednesday, the Long County High School softball team lost its first 2-AA Region game of the season to McIntosh County. 
Having to travel to Darien, the Lady Tide couldn’t find their groove on the mound or at the plate and lost, 11-1, to the Lady Buccaneers.
Lady Tide head coach Brian Thomas said he was not happy with his team’s performance.
“I was very disappointed in our effort,” he said. “We got down a few runs early and did not fight back like I thought we would have.”
But he added that the team should continue to improve.
“We must get better at the plate and on the infield,” he said. “We are making too many mental mistakes in those areas, but I feel confident that we will improve more as the season goes on.”
The loss was the fifth consecutive for the Long County girls, and it was the second game in a row where they were only able to put up a lone run. During the five-game streak, the team has been outscored, 58-14.
On Thursday, the team is back at home as Brantley County comes to town for a 2-AA showdown at
6 p.m. in Ludowici.
The Lady Herons have an overall record of 5-2 and have yet to play a region game. Long County now sits at 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the region.

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