On Thursday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Nahunta to take on Brantley County.
Though the game was a competitive one with both teams playing hard, when the night was over the Lady Herons had beat the Lady Tide 8-4. Long County head coach Brian Thomas said a slow start and quality play by the Herons was the difference in the game.
“We started the game a bit slow, but I also have to give Brantley County some credit too, they came out ready to play,” said Thomas.
Bailey Harrison got the start and loss for the Lady Tide only lasting two innings and giving up six runs. Rylie Poppell came in to finish out the game pitching four innings. While on the mound Poppell struck out two batters and gave up two runs.
The leading hitters for Long County were Harrison and Poppell who each went 2-for-4 at the plate, and Tityanna Wilson who was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.
Though the Lady Tide fell, Thomas said he was pleased that the girls continued to play hard and never gave up.
“I was glad to see us go out and compete the entire game, our girls were invested all seven innings and that kept us in the game and gave us a shot in the last innings”, said Thomas.
With the defeat, Long County has now lost seven out of their last eight games. Thomas said that the only way his team is going to turn things around is to continue improving defensively.
With the 2-AAA loss Long County fell to 4-9 overall and 0-2 in the region.
Brantley County improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the region. On Tuesday the Lady Tide host Tattnall County in another important region contest. The Lady Warriors currently sit at 5-9 and 1-2 in the standings. First pitch for the game is scheduled for 5:30 in Ludowici.