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Lady Tide find bats in loss to Pierce
Long County High School softball coach Brian Thomas has had plenty of good things to say about his seniors this season. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

Long County High School’s softball team lost its third straight game on Thursday, falling, 15-6, to Pierce County in a Region 2-AA contest.
But the setback had its bright spots after the Lady Blue Tide (5-12, 0-4) were no-hit in the previous game by Appling County, Long County coach Brian Thomas said.
 “We were much better at the plate today,” he said Thursday.
Among the team’s leading hitters were Alissa Anderson, who drove in two runs in the third inning, and Amber Wilson, who went 3 for 3. Taylor Harrison tripled and singled.
Still, the Lady Tide continued to struggle on defense — this was the third straight game Long County allowed more than 10 runs.
 “Our overall team defense must get better,” Thomas said. “We made way too many mistakes, resulting in too many free bases…but we do have to give credit to Pierce County. They hit the ball well and hard.”
Thomas praised his team, calling Wilson’s 3-for-3 performance “a career day.”
“Taylor Harrison blasted a line drive over the left fielder’s head to get our first triple of the season … and our seniors continue to be great role models for our younger girls,” Thomas said. “They are very disciplined and work very hard at their crafts. Their attitude has been remarkable and they have never wavered when faced with adversity. It is a pleasure to coach such fine student-athletes.”
The Lady Tide fell to 0-4 in Region 2-AA. The team travels to Tattnall County on Thursday for a 6 p.m. game.

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