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Lady Tide knock off Tattnall in round 1
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The Long County High School softball team celebrated their wins over Tattnall County Tuesday. The Lady Tide advanced in the playoffs by beating the Lady Warriors 4-3 twice in a best of three series. - photo by Photo by Tessa Harrison

Tuesday, the Long County softball team faced Tattnall County in the first round of the Region 2-tournaments.

Having beaten the Lady Warriors twice during the season, Lady Tide coach Tyler Chambless knew the visiting team would be out for revenge.

In the early game Long County won 4-3 with pitcher Trista Murphy picking up the win. Murphy went seven innings, striking out two batters while only giving up one earned run.

Leading batters for the Lady Tide were Bailey Harrison who went 1 for 3 with two RBIs, Madison Giron was 1 for 2 with one RBI, and Jasmine Todd and YaYa Wright who both were 1 for 2. Murphy was 1 for 4 with an RBI that was a walk-off hit.

In the second game the Lady Tide won again, 4-3 with Alyssa Swindell notching the win in eight innings.

While on the mound, Swindell struck out two batters and gave up two earned runs. Leading batters were Rylie Poppell, 2 for 4 with two stolen bases, and Todd, 2 for 4 with one RBI.

"We fought hard both games," Chambless said. "Tattnall is a very good team and it’s even tougher to beat them four times in one season. Today was about finding a way to win."

With the victories, the Lady Tide improved to 15-4 overall and are rated No. 9 AAA team in the state.

Friday, Long County played Appling County in a best of three series. The Lady Pirates went in with 14-5 record and No. 4 state rank. When the teams met earlier in the year Appling won both games by scores of 9-1 and 4-0.

"This team has come together so well throughout the year," Chambless said. "We’re young, but have some great leaders We’ve gotten better with every practice and every game and I feel like we take a step forward."

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