The Long County Lady Tide have had a tough week, losing to Appling County 17-1 and Pierce County 15-0.
With those two region losses the Lady Tide fell to 6-13 overall and 2-7 in the Region 2-AA standings, behind Pierce County (12-10 and 7-2),
Appling County (10-8 and 7-2), Brantley County (11-6 and 6-3), and Tattnall County (7-13 and 3-6). Long County is currently tied for the fifth spot in the region with Liberty County, which has a 7-11 overall record and also a 2-7 region mark.
According to Lady Tide head coach Brian Thomas as a result of last week’s losses, the Lady Tide needed to beat Brantley County Tuesday, and hope that Liberty County lost to Appling County and Tattnall County lost to Pierce County to make the region tournament.
“If those three things happen, we will end up with the same amount of region wins as Tattnall and we would have the tie-breaker on them,” Thomas said. “Our girls know the importance of the Brantley County game Tuesday and they know what they have to do to get ready for the tourney.”
Thursday, Long County wraps up the regular season schedule, taking on Islands High School (11-9) in Ludowici. When the teams faced each other earlier this year, the Sharks won 16-4. That game starts at 5:30.
Pick up Sunday’s paper to see if the Lady Tide were able to slip into the playoffs or if the Islands game was the last outing for 2016.