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Blue Tide Ladies wrap up softball
Last stand: Seniors Brittany Coll (left), catcher, and Bre Page, second base, were recognized in the ladies’ final home game, along with their parents. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County girls softball team wrapped up their season this past Tuesday, with a loss to the McIntosh County Pirates, 8-0.
The season was a difficult one for the Blue Tide ladies as they finished the year with an overall mark of 4-13, and a Region 2-AA record of 2-10.
But despite not getting the wins they had hoped for, the young team did have games where their future potential was shown.
They lost a narrow contest to Jeff Davis County on Sept. 6 by a score of 2-1. Then, on Sept. 27, they lost a tough game to Savannah Christian by a score of 3-0.
When you take into account the Yellow Jackets went 17-6 overall and 10-3 in the region; and the Red Raiders are 20-4 and 11-1 in the region, you see why the future for the young Tide looks good.
According to head coach Cindy Mills, the team had five freshmen starting on the team this year and all of them will be returning in 2008.
The team was led on the mound by freshman sensation Kayla Mills, who pitched all the games for Long County, and on many nights kept the Blue Tide in games against much more experienced teams.
“We are a young team, and we made mistakes of a young team. We worked on out hitting and it did get better, and we have a lot to build on for next year,” Mills said.
After Tuesday’s game, the Blue Tide recognized their two seniors who will be graduating this year — Bre Page, second base, and Brittany Coll, catcher.
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