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Lady Tide roll Brantley County, win first region game
Long County Softball
May Naki throws ball during warmups - photo by Gerald Thomas III

The Long County Lady Blue Tide softball team knew they needed to get back on the winning track if they wanted a shot at making the state playoffs. 

They did so on Thursday, September 9 against the Brantley County Herons, defeating them 7-1 to move to 4-8 and 1-7 in the region.


Senior Sam Pitts took the mound and threw a complete game, allowing just one run through the seven-inning stretch. 

In the bottom of the second, the Tide got their bats going.  

May Naki doubled and was scored by Rebecca Lust on a double of her own. 

Pitts scored Lust two batters later to put her team up 2-0. 


Pitts sat down two batters with strikeouts and allowed her team to add to their lead as Jaci Smiley smacked a triple and scored on a passed ball. 

The bottom of the fourth saw the Tide continue to dominate the plate. 


Lust got on base again with a single as Kassie Davis advanced her with her own single. 

Pitts loaded the bases as Smiley, Taylor Hodges and Lanie Williams all added RBIs to make the score 7-1, the eventual final. 


The Lady Tide have a chance to clinch a state playoff berth next week as they travel to play Pierce County and Appling County in two huge region games.

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