This first part of this week wasn’t good to the Long County High School softball team.
The Lady Tide dropped back-to-back games in that stretch, falling in Richmond Hill, 9-1, on Monday and to Jeff Davis County, 7-0, on Tuesday at home.
With the two losses, the Lady Tide fell to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the region. As of Thursday morning, Long County was in the third spot in the region standings, behind Jeff Davis (3-0) and Bacon County (2-0).
In Monday’s non-region matchup, Lady Tide starting pitcher Emily Hester threw 2 innings, striking out one batter, walking two and giving up four hits and eight runs, three of which were earned.
Katie Estill, Harley Dawson and Taylor Poole each batted 1 for 2, with Dawson also drawing a walk. Estill drove in the team’s lone run.
“I thought we played well, except for one really bad inning,” Lady Tide head coach Brian Thomas said.
On Tuesday, the Lady Tide, who have never beaten the Yellow Jackets, suffered their eighth-straight shutout loss to Jeff Davis.
The Lady Tide were scheduled to travel to Brunswick on Thursday to take on Glynn Academy in a non-region battle. Results were unavailable at press time.
Long County goes to Hinesville on Monday for a rematch with Liberty High School. When the teams played last week, the Panthers got the better end of the exchange, beating the Lady Tide, 10-3. The game begins at 6 p.m.