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Blue Tide ends losing streak
Paul Lewandoski at Bat
Paul Lewandowski digs in at the plate for the Blue Tide. - photo by By Mike Riddle
Long County finally ended its 11-game losing streak and picked up their second win of the season on March 30. However, the week didn’t come without its hardships, as earlier on March 27 and March 28 they lost difficult games.
On March 27, they faced Jeff Davis County in Ludowici, but the home fans had little to cheer about as they were stung 17-0 by the Yellow Jackets.
Pitcher Paul Lewandoski received the loss for the Blue Tide, and Brandon Simmons got Long County’s lone hit on the night with a double.
The next night they traveled to Waycross to take on the Ware County Gators and lost 10-0.  
Lewandoski led the Tide at the plate, going 1-for-2 and Ryan Simmons was charged with the loss.
On March 30, Long County traveled to Baxley to tackle the Appling County Pirates and beat the Pirates 3-2.  
Brandon Simmons was back on the mound for the Blue Tide and pitched the entire game giving up only one hit. Simmons and Stetson Strickland led all Blue Tide batters, each going 2-for-4 in the game.
 On Tuesday, Long County lost 15-1 at Savannah Christian.
After giving up 10 runs in the first inning, the Blue Tide never was able to recover, and get back in the game.
Britt Horne got the loss for the Blue Tide, and T. J. Page earned the win for the Red Raiders.
 The leading batter and scoring the only run for Long County was Shane White, going 1-for-1 with two walks.
Long County will be back at home tonight as they face the McIntosh County Buccaneers. The Bucs are 6-8 overall and 1-4 in Region 2-AA. The Blue Tide is now 2-13, and 1-4 in the region.
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