The Long County High School softball team Wednesday traveled to Savannah and took on St. Vincent’s Academy in a makeup game that had been canceled earlier in the season due to the rain.
The Saints played hard, but the Lady Tide picked up an easy 13-2 victory.
Pitcher Caitlyn Wingate nabbed the region win for the Tide, striking out five batters in 3 2/3 innings. Harley Dawson, who went 2 for 3, led Long County at the plate. Alyssa Anderson was two for two, and Taylor Poole was one for two.
“It was good to get a region win. The first one is always the toughest,” Lady Tide head coach Brian Thomas said.
Thomas was pleased with his squad’s offensive production in the game. A key component to the girls’ success, he said, was effective base running and the team’s ability to take advantage of the Saints’ mistakes.
With the win, the Lady Tide improved its overall record to 4-2 and their 2E-AA sub-region mark to 1-2. The Saints fell to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the region.
On Tuesday, Long County will hit the road again, traveling to Atkinson County (1-4) for a double-header. The game originally was scheduled for last week but also was rescheduled due to bad weather. Thomas anticipates a tough game.
“I expect them to be very well-coached and tough to beat at home. It will be a tough challenge for us,” he said.
The games in Pearson are at 4 and 6 p.m.