The Long County softball team ended a 5-game losing skid Wednesday, beating Jenkins (4-2) 5-2 in Savannah.
Lady Tide coach Brian Thomas said things clicked for his players.
“I was very pleased with our play today, we minimized mistakes on defense and got some timely hitting against a tough Jenkins team,” Thomas said.
The game was tied 2-2 through six innings. In the top of the seventh, the Lady Tide put up three runs for the victory. Long County’s Bailey Harrison pitched all seven innings. While on the mound, Harrison struck out five and gave up only three hits. Only one of Jenkins’ two runs was earned.
Leading Lady Tide batters were Tityanna Wilson, who went 2 for 3 with a triple and two runs scored, Rylie Poppell, who was 2 for 3, and Ravae Rose, 2 for 4.
Thomas praised the entire team, but was especially pleased with hispitcher and catcher.
“I was very proud of Bailey Harrison for getting it out and throwing a complete game, Bailey and Kailyn Hall got into a nice groove about halfway through the game and that really settled the game down,” the coach said.
With the win, Long County improved to 4-6 overall. The Lady Tide have yet to play their first Region 2-AAA. That changes Tuesday when they take on Tattnall County in Reidsville. The Battle Creek Warriors are 3-4. The contest should be a tight one with Tattnall County rated at No. 26 in the MaxPreps state AAA rankings.
Long County is at 33. The first pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.