The Long County High School baseball team’s season came to an end on Friday as Fitzgerald High School swept the Blue Tide in their best-of-three series.
Playing in Fitzgerald, the Blue Tide (12-16) lost 15-0 and 10-4. With the win the Purple Hurricane (19-6), ranked No. 11 by MaxPreps.com, move into the second round of the playoffs to take on either Model High School (10-12) or Union County (13-3).
"It was tough to lose like we did in the playoffs. We didn't play our best ball in Fitzgerald and it showed," Blue Tide head coach Tyler Rogers said. .
Though the 2015 season didn’t end on a high note for Long County, the players and coaches still have a lot of which to be proud. The Blue Tide finished their regular season with a 12-14 record and posted an 8-6 mark in the tough Region 2-AA. They made the state playoffs for the first time since 2006.
They will lose only three seniors this year, so the team’s future looks bright for the team.
"There were a lot of people who thought we wouldn't make into the playoffs and we did, so that is a positive from the season," Rogers said. "We will be returning a good group with legitimate varsity experience next year. I am very excited to see what next year brings."