The Long County baseball team improved its record to 2-0 with a lopsided 13-0 win over New Hampstead on Wednesday in Ludowici.
Left-hander Tristan Goodro got the start for the Blue Tide and came out slinging, striking out five of the first seven batters that he faced.
The game was close through the first two innings with Long County holding a 1-0 lead, but in the bottom of the third, Long County extended its lead to 5-0 with smart baserunning and the help of two Phoenix errors.
Luke Golden and Cody Fleck were walked to open the bottom of the fourth inning. Goodro then nailed a solid hit to right field to score Golden. Jacob Turner followed with a picture-perfect bunt and outran the throw to load the bases with no outs. Chase Rogers drew a walk to score Fleck. Austin Simmons hit a sacrifice fly, but an error in the outfield brought home Goodro and Turner to make the score 8-0.
The remainder of the inning saw more of the same, and when it finally was over, Long County was on top, 13-0.
Like they did Monday in their 15-3 win over Claxton, the Blue Tide had multiple players with strong offensive performances. Chase Rogers was 2 for 2 at the plate with three runs scored, Luke Golden batted 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs, and Goodro was 2 for 4 with three RBIs.
Goodro also stayed dominant on the mound. He struck out 11 in five innings, allowing one hit and two walks.
Today, Long County is at Claxton; game time is 4:30.
On Saturday, the Tide plays South Hampstead at 3 p.m. in Savannah.