The Long County High School baseball team led the whole way in its 4-2 win Tuesday at Metter.
Long County starting pitcher Tristan Goodro got the win, going five innings and allowing only three hits and no runs. John Christianson relieved Goodro in the sixth inning and closed out the game to pick up the save.
Chase Rogers, Cody Fleck and Jacob Turner each went 2 for 3 at the plate for the Blue Tide. Shawn Mills had two RBIs and Christianson had one.
“It was good to get out and get the lead early,” Long County head coach Brian Thomas said. “We have been having to battle back in the last two region games that we played, (and) that helped us play with a bit more confidence.”
Thomas added that the Blue Tide had a solid night on defense.
With the win, the Blue Tide improved their overall record to 7-5 and their region mark to 3-3.
Long County was back on the road Wednesday, traveling to Savannah to take on New Hampstead High School (0-8), and today they travel to Pembroke for another big region game against Bryan County (6-3).
Today’s game begins at 4:30 p.m.
Results from the Phoenix game will be in Sunday’s paper, and the results from the Redskins’ game will be in Wednesday’s paper.