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Lady Tide go 2-2 at tourney; fall at home
Lady Tide pitcher Rylie Poppell has been solid at the plate and on the rubber in the past five games for the Long County softball team. - photo by Patty Leon

Long County’s Lady Tide softball team took huge victories over Wheeler and Treutlen counties before falling to Pinewood Christian and Emanuel County at Warriors’ Blast Tournament in Reidsville last weekend.
However, on Monday the Lady Tide fell in a home game against Glynn Academy 14-8.

Friday, Lady Tide Bailey Harrison gave a solid performance at the plate, helping Long steamroll a 16-4 win over Wheeler County.
Harrison racked up six RBIs on two home runs in the first and second innings. Lady Tide player Tityanna Wilson also had a huge game, going 3 for 3 with five RBIs and a home run. Rylie Poppell went 2 of 3 with a triple and an RBI. Ravae Rose was 1 of 3 with a double and an RBI. Kailyn Hall and Chante Thomas had an RBI each in the win.
The Lady Tide held Wheeler to two runs in the first and two in the second.
Scoring the win on the mound was Poppell. She pitched four innings, tossing a strikeout. Harrison also pitched an inning.

Also Friday, the Lady Tide beat Treutlen 8-0.
Poppell pitched the five-inning win, tossing six strikeouts and giving up one hit. She went 2 of 3 at the plate with two RBIs, as did Delany Wells.

Hall went 1 of 3 with an RBI. The Lady Tide led 3-0 going into the fourth inning. Long County sealed the win with five runs in the fifth.

Saturday, Long County fell 13-0 to Pinewood Christian and 18-0 to ECI.
Pinewood Christian pitched a no-hitter for the win. Against ECI, the Lady Tide mustered up three hits. Harrison was 1 for 1 with a double. Amira Kuhaneck and Wells also went 1 for 1. Poppell tossed three innings, striking out four. Ainsley Dawson struck out two.

Monday, the Lady Terrors scored three runs in the first inning on two singles. They pushed another run across the plate in the second, before the Lady Tide responded with a run scored off an RBI single by Wells.
But the Lady Terrors powered in three more runs in the third and three more in the sixth.

Looking to spark a rally, Poppell hit an RBI single and the Lady Tide scored two runs before the inning closed.
The Lady Tide trailed 10-3 and the Lady Terrors took their at-bat in the top of the seventh. They drove in four more runs.
Fueled by the hometown crowd, Long County rallied, scoring on an error, an RBI single by Rose, a sacrifice fly by Wilson and a two-run double by Poppell, totaling five runs before the game was done.

Lady Tide coach Brian Thomas said the spark came a little too late.
“We got off to a slow start Monday against Glynn Academy,” he said. “When you are playing an opponent as good as GA you have to be ready from the first pitch. We battled back at the end, but I have to give GA a lot of credit because they played well and were very well coached.”

The Lady Tide are 3-4 overall and were scheduled to rematch Glynn Academy today in Brunswick.

The stats and scores were gathered from Game Changer as entered by the coaching staff.

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