The Long County High School baseball team on Tuesday lost its first home game of the season, falling to Brunswick, 10-0, in five innings.
Pitcher Tristan Goodro got the loss. In 2 1/3 innings, he gave up eight runs, four of which were earned, six hits and a walk, and struck out three batters.
Zach Duncan and Cole Ray also saw action on the mound. Duncan gave up two hits, two runs and four walks and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings. Ray struck out one batter in 1 1/3 innings.
Cody Fleck batted 2 for 3 for the Tide, while Ryan McGowan was 1 for 2.
“We didn’t make the plays defensively that we would usually make,” Long County head coach Tyler Rogers said. “With only three hits offensively, it is hard to win as well.”
Though Rogers was disappointed in his team’s loss, he saw some good in what his team did and also praised the opposition.
“We had some guys who had great at-bats. We just have to win those at-bats in the end…,” he said. “Brunswick is a well-coached team and came out swinging the stick. If you give a team like that an inch, they will take a foot, and they did.”
With the loss, Long County fell to 1-1.
Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Blue Tide face Dublin in a doubleheader. Rogers said he expects his team to play better.
“Win or lose on Saturday, I want us to be competitive and make the routine plays on defense. I hope to see our bats wake up a little as well,” Rogers said.
Saturday’s second game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.