The Long County High School baseball team lost a tough game Tuesday, falling to Benedictine Military School, 2-0, in Savannah.
Blue Tide pitcher Zach Duncan got the start and loss. He went five innings, gave up two earned runs, two hits and five walks while striking out one batter. Tristan Goodro pitched one inning, walking two batters.
The Blue Tide struggled at the plate with only Cody Fleck, Ryan McGowan and Clay Strickland getting a hit apiece.
“We played very good defense. Our pitching put us in some binds, but we worked our way out of them extremely well,” Long County coach Tyler Rogers said.
With the loss, the Blue Tide fell to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in Region 2-AA, while the Cadets improved their overall record to 4-2 and are unbeaten at 2-0 in the region standings.
The Blue Tide have dropped three of their last four games, and Rogers said that his team has to start batting better.
“We have to be more consistent with our bats. Our pitching and defense will continue to be good. We just have got to start putting the bat on the ball,” he said.
Long County is back on the diamond today to face Vidalia in Ludowici. When the two teams played twice last year, each school won a game, with the Blue Tide taking the first one, 9-6, and the Indians winning the second one, 10-8.
Tonight’s game starts at 6:30.