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Blue Tide Boys of Summer Go to 2-1
The Tide's new coach, Brian Thomas (left), talks batting strategy to one of his players in a game against the Bradwell Tigers two weeks ago. Under the new coach the Tide are currently 2-1. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
LUDOWICI -- The Long County High School baseball team picked up its second win of the year earlier this week over Ware Magnet High School.
The Blue Tide was able to stay at home on Monday and having the home-field advantage really paid off for the boys in Columbia Blue.
The hometown fans had a lot to cheer about as the Ludowici team grounded the Eagles in a lop-sided 18-0 win.
"It was nice to see our guys come out and win as a team," head coach Brian Thomas said. "We came out and executed our game plan, and it was a great effort by our whole team."
The coach was pleased with the pitching, saying it was, "solid all night."
Pitcher Britt Horne picked up the win, while Ware's Robbie Arnold got the loss.
Through three games the Blue Tide pitchers have given up only a total of 7 runs, averaging 2.66 in each game. Over those same three game, the offense has been showing power early, putting up 27 runs, averaging 9 runs per contest.
After the win, the Blue Tide's record stood at 2-1.  
The Long County team was back on the road Wednesday, having to travel to Reidsville to take on the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors.  The Warriors came into the game 0-1, having lost a tough game to Liberty County High School, 5-3.  Results for that game were not available in time for this story.
Tonight the Blue Tide is back on the road, as they have have a rematch with the Eagles in Manor.  Manor has yet to win a game, and they will be looking for revenge against Long.
Game time is 6 p.m.

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