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Lady Tide sweeps over Charlton County
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Kelby Manning played an errorless game at second base, as the Long Ladies defeated Charlton County 5-0. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
By Mike Riddle
Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) Correspondent

The Long County Blue Tide Girls Softball Team got back on the winning track Tuesday when they took on the Charlton County Indians.
Playing in front of the Ludowici home fans, the girls were able to play some stellar defense and get their bats going as they beat the Charlton girls 5-0.
“The girls really played well; good defense, and they started getting some hits, and the results are what you see,” head coach Cindy Mills said.
Freshman Kala Mills continued to impress all with her play on the pitching mound, as she struck out 14 Charlton batters on the way to the shut out. The freshman has started all the games for the Blue Tide, and continues to pitch beyond her years.
Another standout from Tuesday’s game was Kelby Manning. Playing the pivotal and difficult second base position, the sophomore made two outstanding plays, preventing Indian runners from advancing the bases, and went on to have an errorless game.
“We were able get our bats to come alive, and we got some extra bases, and that made the difference.” Mills said.
The Blue Tide ladies now have an overall record of 4-7 and a Region 2-AA record of 2-4.
They traveled to Baxley on Thursday and took on Appling County, but the scores were not available in time to be printed.
Their next game will be at home when they take on the McIntosh County Buccaneers. 
The Bucs have an overall record of 2-8, and are 0-5 in the region.
That game will be on Tuesday and the first pitch will be thrown at 5 p.m.
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