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Lady Tide beat McIntosh, 3-2
Lady Tide infielder, Kelby Manning (6), tossed the ball to the second baseman to tag out a McIntosh runner. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

After a three game losing slump, the Lady Tide bounced back Thursday with a 3-2 win over the McIntosh County Lady Bucs.

The game was tied 2-2 after three complete innings, but in the top of the fourth, the Blue Tide defense was on top of its game, taking out three batters.

In the bottom of the fourth, Kelly Long slammed the ball and beat the throw to first base for a go-ahead run. Kelby Manning got a hit and sent Long to third.

With a runner at first and the go-ahead runner in scoring position at third, Kayla Mills popped the ball up, sending Long in for the lead. Manning as tagged out at second.

The Tide ladies didn’t put up any more runs, but it was enough for Long County to win the game 3-2.

"Kayla (Mills) pitched a great game, and our defense was solid. Taylor Harrison also looked great at the plate," Long County head coach Jennifer Alfirov said. "I’m glad we won, however, in the last two games we have left over 20 runners on base.That is way too many runners. While we won, we still have a ton to improve."

On Tuesday the Lady Tide travel to Nahunta to take on Brantley County High School. The Lady Herons are 10-5 overall and 3-1 in Region 2-AA.

"We are going to have to step it up a bit to play with Brantley," Alfirov said.

The Tide improved its overall record to 3-7, and their region record to 2-3. The game against Brantley begins at 5 p.m.

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