The Long County High School softball team got back on the winning track Thursday by beating Glynn Academy, 11-4, in Brunswick.
The Lady Tide led, 4-2, late and appeared to have things in control, but the Red Terrors rallied in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, 4-4, and send the contest into extra innings.
In top of the eighth inning, the Long County bats got hot as the Lady Tide posted seven runs to claim the win.
“I was really proud of the way we kept it together and was able to score seven runs in the top of the eighth inning,” Long County head coach Brian Thomas said. “Our girls did a great job of staying composed and not getting down on themselves.”
On offense for the Lady Tide, Katie Estill was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Brittany Smiley was 2 for 5 with two RBIs, Taylor Poole and Alyssa Anderson each were 3 for 5, and Madalyne Flynn and Samantha Garcia each were 2 for 5.
Long County pitcher Harley Dawson went the distance in the win. In eight innings, she struck out seven batters and allowed seven hits and four runs, two of which were earned.
Overall, the Lady Tide, who lost their first two games last week, improved their record to 6-3, while their Region 2-AA mark remained at 2-1. Long County is back on the diamond Monday when they play at Liberty County High School. When the two teams met earlier this season, the Lady Panthers won, 10-3.
Game time is 6 p.m.