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Long beats Bryan; playoffs set elsewhere
Clay Strickland was one of 7 Tide players to get a hit aginst Bryan Co
Clay Strickland was one of seven Long County batters to get hits against Bryan County on Tuesday. The Blue Tide beat the Redskins, 10-2. - photo by Mikee Riddle

Long County was all business Tuesday when they beat Bryan County, 10-2, in Pembroke.
Tristan Goodro got the start and win for the Blue Tide, going the full seven innings. While on the mound Goodro was about as dominant as he could be, striking out 10 batters, while giving up only four hits, two earned runs and three walks.
The leading batters for Long County were Austin Mills and Cole Ray, who each had two hits. The Blue Tide’s Cody Fleck, Clay Strickland, Phillip Swindell, Zach Duncan and Goodro all had one hit each.
With the Region 2-AA win, Long County improved its overall record to 12-12 and the region mark to 7-9.
Though they won the game, their hopes of making the playoffs ended with other region play. Despite this setback, coach Tyler Rogers said that he was pleased with his team’s performance and wants the big win against Bryan County to boost his team’s confidence as the season winds down.
On Thursday, Long County was back on the field taking on Metter in Candler County. That game was supposed to be played last Friday, but was postponed because of rain.
Results from Thursday’s game were not available at press time.
Today, the Blue Tide is back at home, taking on Atkinson County (13-10) in their final game of the season. The game also is senior night for Long County with the Tide’s Swindell, Ray, Duncan, Mills, Fleck and Goodro all being recognized. The first pitch will be thrown at 7:30 p.m. and the senior night ceremony will take place before that.

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