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Blue Tide picks up win among 4 loses
Baseball roundup
Over in Hinesville on Friday, Bradwell catcher Andrew Howard tags out Liberty pitcher Aric Albertson. The Tigers beat the Panthers 2-1 in the pitchers duel. The crosstown rivals are to play again Friday, this time at Liberty, starting at 6 p.m. - photo by Photo by Pat Watkins

The Long County High School baseball team had a rough start to the 2017 season, dropping the first three games.

Tuesday, that drought ended as the Blue Tide beat Claxton 5-2. First year head coach Wade Peterson said that after the adversity his team had faced, the win provided a boost.

"It felt really good to get the monkey off our back, we needed the morale boost after the injuries and losses we have incurred," Peterson said.

Peterson said that his team played good defense Tuesday, but that they still were leaving too many runners on base.

Matt Strickland got the start and win, going 5 innings against the Tigers. Rex Johnson closed the game, going 1, also picking up the save.

Andrew Swindell led all batters, going 2 for 4 with a double, triple and one run batted in.

The good times didn’t last long, however. Thursday, the Blue Tide lost to Wayne County 16-1 in Jesup.

The Blue Tide’s record fell to 1-4. The Yellow Jackets improved to 3-2.

Tuesday, Long County hits the road again taking on the Bacon County Raiders (2-2). The game is in Alma with the first pitch at 5:55.

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