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LCRD teams back on field after rain
Midget, senior girls play makeup games to end season
A T.R. Long runner makes it home as the pitcher for the Hinesville Lodge was shy of getting the force out during Wednesday’s game at Bradwell Institute. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

The rain finally settled enough to allow the Liberty County Recreation Department to resume baseball and softball games this week after being postponed for nearly a week.

While some of the leagues started the playoffs, a few are still trying to finish the regular season. The Midget girls and senior girls hit the field at Bradwell Institute on Wednesday for two make up games.


Midget league


• Hinesville Lodge 4, T.R. Long Engineering 15

The Long squad had a 5-0 advantage against the Hinesville Lodge but in the third inning the Lodge had a runner make first, steal second and third and, on a wild pitch, head home and score on a slide. The Lodge’s catcher slugged her way on base and took home on another wild throw to the plate reducing the T.R. Long lead to 3 runs.

In the top of the fourth the Long girls brought out the heavy hitters and added 6 runs with hits to the outfield and fast runs and base steals.

The Hinesville lodge was hit with a quick three and out to close out the fourth.

Long opened the fifth with more outfield hits and added 4 runs to go up 15-2. But the Lodge girls were not about to go down without a fight. They took their last at bat and added two runs before Long’s pitcher buckled down and got the strikeouts.


Senior league


• Blue Jays 4, Reds 1

The senior girls took the field shortly after 7 p.m. and where in the bottom of the fifth inning
before the game was called for lightning. However the referees called it a complete game, giving the Blue Jays a 4-1 victory in their last makeup game before the playoffs.

The Blue Jays were able to keep the Reds’ batters in check due to standout pitcher Cassie Standard and the defensive play of the Blue Jay’s infield.

The Blue Jays held a 4-0 lead in the fourth. In the top of the fifth, Reds batter Dominique Sibley got a hit and later made second base before courtesy runner Suede Jones stepped in for her. Jones later took third and slid home on the next play, giving the Reds their only run.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Blue Jays had two outs, but were in position to add more runs when lightning got too close to continue.

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