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Blue Tide pick up a win and a loss over weekend

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POSTED: March 7, 2012 10:13 a.m.
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Blue Tide batter Austin Middleton lets a low ball go by against Bryan County. In that game, the sophomore hit 2 for 4 with a double as Long County beat the Redskins, 10-0.

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The Blue Tide baseball team picked up another win Thursday, but also fell in a Region 2-AA game Friday to put their season record at 3-3.
On Thursday, the Ludowici team hosted the Bryan County Redskins for their second game of the year against the Tide. In the first matchup, Long County won a competitive game, 10-4. Last week’s game was more one-sided, as the Blue Tide won, 10-0. Shawn Mills pitched the shutout, allowing one hit in five innings.
Offensively, Cody Fleck had the most consistent bat for the Blue Tide, going 4 for 4. Luke Golden was 2 for 4 with a double. John Christianson went 2 for 4. Tristan Goodro was 2 for 3. Austin Middleton was 2 for 4 with a double. And Austin Simmons went 1 for 2 with two runs batted in.
Overall, the Blue Tide had 13 hits.
“It was a well-played game for us offensively, but especially on defense,” Long County head coach Brian Thomas said.
On Friday, the results were not as good for the Blue Tide as they dropped their second region game, losing to Tattnall County, 3-1. It was a defensive game that went down to the wire.
Fleck was the starting pitcher, going six innings and allowing only four hits and two earned runs. The leading batters for Long County were Jacob Turner, who went 2 for 3, and Christianson, 1 for 3.
“This was a tough loss, but we showed real determination and didn’t stop fighting,” Thomas said. “I was proud of the effort that we showed and I am looking forward to getting back to work this week.”
The Blue Tide had another region game Tuesday as Pierce County came to town. Pierce went into Tuesday’s game 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the 2-AA Region. Results from that game will be in this Friday’s Coastal Courier.
Today, Long County is playing in Claxton for a big non-region game. The Tigers have a 1-5 record, putting up 4.5 runs a game and allowing 6.7. The Tide is averaging 6.7 runs a game, while allowing 4.8. Last year, the teams split their series with each winning one game. Tonight’s varsity game begins at 5:45.

 

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