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POSTED: April 23, 2014 10:04 a.m.
Mike Riddle/

Long County’s Tristan Goodro loads up, awaiting a pitch in Monday’s game.

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The Long County High School baseball team fell to Toombs County, 3-1, Monday in a big Region 2-AA contest.
With the loss, the Blue Tide fell to 11-12 overall and 6-9 in the region. According to MaxPreps.com, the win improved the Bulldogs to 9-4 overall and 7-2 in the region.
The loss was huge for Long County. They are trying to secure a playoff spot with only three region games left. Benedictine Military School, Jeff Davis and Metter High School have already clinched berths and Long County is one of five teams, including Toombs, trying to squeak in.
If Long County is going to have a chance, they will need to win their final three games against Bryan County, Metter and Atkinson County.
Tuesday, the Blue Tide were slated to play Bryan County in Pembroke. The Redskins, at 2-14 overall and 0-14 in the region, already have been eliminated from contention. Results from that game were not available.
Friday, Long County takes on Metter in Candler County. The Tigers go into the contest with an impressive 13-4 overall mark and are 10-2 in the region. When the teams played in Ludowici last month, Metter won, 11-3.  
On Friday, the Blue Tide wrap up the regular season at home against Atkinson County (12-10 overall and 7-9 in the region). That game begins at 7:30 p.m.
Friday is also senior night for Long County with Phillip Swindell, Cole Ray, Zach Duncan, Austin Mills, Cody Fleck and Tristan Goodro being honored before the game.

More pictures from the game are online at www.community.coastalcourier.com/gallery/detail/2908.

 

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