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Lady Tide downs McIntosh 13-3
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A top player! Shelby Mock was the hot batter in the game against McIntosh County, going 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and a stolen base. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Blue Tide softball team garnered a solid win this past Tuesday over McIntosh County by a score of 13-3.
The Buccaneers, having to come to Ludowici, never got into the game because of the solid pitching of Kayla Mills. During the six innings she pitched, the freshman once again showed she had the right stuff by striking out nine McIntosh batters.
But Mills wasn’t the only player on the mark. The Blue Tide bats spoke loud and proud as everyone in the lineup managed to put the ball in play, with the team having 11 hits.
“We’ve been struggling at the plate and our main focus at practice has been hitting ... all the hard work is starting to pay off,” head coach Cindy Mills said.
Chantel Breeden went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI, Brianne Page went 1 for 5 with 1 RBI, Kimber Sapp went 1 for 4 with a double and scored three runs, and Brittnay Mills went 1 for 4 with 3 runs scored, a walk and a stolen base.
Leading the batters was Kayla Mills going 2 for 5 with 3 RBI’s and Shelby Mock who went 3 for 4, scoring a run and also stealing a base.
“Our girls are giving it all at practice, and things are starting to fall in place”, the coach said.
Blue Tide assistant coach Jenny Alfirov said, “The girls are gaining more confidence in themselves and in each other, and it was a good win all around. We’re very proud of them.”
With the win, the team has an overall record of 5-8 and a Region 2-AA record of 3-5.
The team took on the Brantley County Herons on Thursday night, but the results were not available at press time.
On Tuesday, the team will travel to Blackshear to take on Pierce County in a region match-up. The Lady Bears have an overall record of 8-4 and a region record of 5-3.
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