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Fitzgerald eliminates Long County from baseball playoffs
Blue Tide baseball team minus seniors
Though the Blue Tide fell in the playoffs Friday, the teams future looks bright with most of the players expected to return in 2016. - photo by Mikee Riddle

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, 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."

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