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Blue Tide loses to PIrates 10-4
Coach Brian Thomas had no answers for his team this Tuesday as Appling County beat LC 10-4. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
LUDOWICI — It appears The Long County High School baseball team will be staying home this year when the region playoffs begin.
With a 10-4 loss to the Appling County Pirates Tuesday, the team’s 2-AA Region record fell to 5-7, which put them three games behind the Pirates (8-4) and Jeff Davis (8-4) who hold on to the third and fourth spot in the region, behind Pierce County (11-1) and Savannah Christian (9-3).
“It was a tough loss. They played extremely well and we were not able to overcome that”, Long County head coach Brian Thomas said.
In the game, the leading batter for the Blue Tide was Richard Johnson who went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI; picking up the loss for the team was Stetson Strickland.
Despite the loss, the Tide still sits at 12-10, and will be hoping to finish out the year strong. Monday, the Blue will be back at home as they take on the Groves Rebels.
In their first matchup of the season, the boys from Ludowici won the game 21-7. However, the score was 10-7 in the sixth inning and it was a very close game until the Tide offense put up 11 runs over the final inning and a half.
That game will begins at 6 p.m.
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