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Blue Tide Bounce Back With Win Over Charlton County Indians
Coach Brian Thomas talks to the Blue Tide after their 9-8 win over Charlton County. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
LUDOWICI -- The Long County baseball team bounced back from a loss to Pierce County to win a tough game over Charlton County 9-8.
Playing in front of the home fans, the Blue Tide jumped out into a 1-0 lead over the Indians and never looked back.  
Stetson Strickland started the game and pitched six strong innings, picking up his third win of the year.  Paul Lewandoski closed out the seventh for the Big Blue.
"It was important to bounce back after a tough loss. Hopefully it will help us get ready for a tough battle against a good Brantley County team on Friday night," head coach Brian Thomas said. "It was nice to get a win over Charlton on Tuesday; they were very tough and never quit."
Long County (1-1) currently sits in third place in the 2-AA Region Standings behind Pierce County (3-0) and Savannah Christian Academy (2-0).
Pierce appears to be the team to beat in the region as they remain unbeaten with a 9-0 record, while the Red Raiders are at 4-4, and the Tide still have an impressive 6-2 record.
The Long County team got their bats back on track against the Indians, and are averaging more runs per game than any other team in the 2-AA Region, with 10 per contest.
The Blue Tide will be back at home tonight when they take on Brantley County.  The Herons are 0-2 in the 2-AA Region but have a 3-6 overall record.  Game time is at 6:00 PM.

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