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Blue Tide pick up two diamond wins

Long County picked up two more wins on the diamond this week, beating Bacon County (5-4) and New Hampstead High School (1-7).
Tuesday, the Blue Tide took eight innings to beat Bacon County 1-0 in Alma in a big Region 2-AA game. Both teams played outstanding defense.

“Man we played very good defense, and we took advantage of the breaks that went our way and just played a solid game,” Blue Tide coach Tyler Rogers said.

Ryan Desbiens got the start for Long County, going six innings. On the mound he struck out seven batters, walked five and gave up four hits. Josh Gordon got the win while throwing two innings, walking two and striking out two.
The leading batters for the Blue Tide were Brian Lester, who went 2 for 4, and Tripp Stapleton, Krew Jones and Gordon who each had one hit. Gordon also had the lone RBI.

Wednesday, Long County was at home taking on New Hampstead. In that non-region contest, the Blue Tide grounded the Phoenix 15-0 in four innings. Andrew Swindell started and got the win, striking out six, walking four and giving up one hit. Long County’s leading batters were Antonio Golden and Matt Strickland, who went 2 for 4, Trae Davis, 2 for 3, and Gordon, who was perfect going 3 for 3.

“This game could have easily been a trap game with the big win the night before,” Rogers said. “Our guys showed a lot of maturity and focus by coming out and taking care of business. that’s when teams show how good they are when they can shrug off the night before, good or bad, and deal with the task at hand.”

Long County improved its overall record to 7-4 and the region mark to 3-0. Rogers praised his players record.
“I am very proud of our guys,” he said. “They have had a tough non-region schedule, but playing those games has prepared us for the games to come.”

Friday, the Blue Tide was away to play Bryan County (7-4). Results were not available. Tuesday, Long County plays Benedictine Military School (6-4) in Savannah. The first pitch will be thrown at 5 p.m.

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