The Long County High School softball team lost, 8-0, to Richmond Hill on Monday in a non-region contest in Ludowici.
The Lady Tide bats continued to struggle — Long County was shut out for the fifth time this season — as the Lady Wildcats shut them down. Long County starting pitcher Harley Dawson took the loss.
Though the Lady Tide didn’t have one of their better outings, the difference in the game came in the top of the third inning when the Lady Wildcats scored six runs to put the contest out of reach.
Long County head coach Brian Thomas said his team didn’t play well, but that their opponents were good.
“Richmond Hill is one of the better teams that we’ll play, but the bottom line is they got the job done hitting and they took advantage of our mistakes,” he said.
When asked about his team’s performance, Thomas had little to say.
“We’ll apply the positives from the game and learn from the negatives,” he said.
With the loss, the Lady Tide fell to 10-8 overall and remained 4-4 in the 2-AA Region. As of Tuesday morning, Long County was fourth in the region behind Jeff Davis (7-0), Bacon County (8-1) and Vidalia (4-3).
The Lady Tide are back on the diamond on Thursday, taking on Vidalia at 5:30 p.m. at home. When the teams played last month in Ludowici, the visitors won, 7-0.