The Long County Lady Blue Tide softball team are right in the thick of things when it comes to region championship contention. They helped themselves out on Thursday, Aug. 29, when they defeated region foe Tattnall County 10-3.
The Tide, who were coming off a loss to region-leading Brantley County Tuesday, Aug. 27, made quick work of the Lady Warriors. They recorded 10 runs on 10 hits, one of their best performances of the season offensively while junior pitcher Trista Murphy had an equally impressive day on the mound.
Murphy, who has been one of the most solid players on the mound for the Tide in recent years, pitched a complete seven innings. She struck out eight, walked two, and allowed just four hits on the game.
“We played with tremendous energy for seven complete innings,” head coach Dave Madray said. “Our staff is proud of the effort our kids brought to the diamond and thankful for the win against a very good Tattnall Warrior team."
The Tide move to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in the region with the win. They will take on Appling County, the defending Region 2-AAA champs from last season, next week and Madray seems confident that this win will give his team a boost against the Lady Pirates.
“We hope to take this region victory into next week as we face the Lady Pirates of Appling,” he said.
The Tide and Pirates face off on Thursday, Sept. 5. They will also travel to play the Treutlen County Vikings in a non-region game on Tuesday, Sept. 3.