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Long recreation starts baseball
Jake Hester fields a grounder for Huddle House in Saturdays action as the Long County Recreation Department started baseball. - photo by Photo provided.

The Long County Recreation Department kicked off its baseball season Saturday.
Director Michelle Rogers said there are 27 teams with more than 400 players, ages 4 and older.
In the 8U boys division, Southern Hardware beat First Franklin Financial, 21-0, but lost to Pop’s Pizzeria, 7-5.
In the 10U boys division, Towriffic Towing and Yeoman’s Construction fought to a 9-9 tie, but in the second game, Towriffic lost to Liberty Drywall & Insulation, 11-2.
In the 12U boys competition, Huddle House won both games, defeating the Athletic, 8-7, and Johnson Land Clearing, 5-3.
In the 14U boys’ division, Farm Bureau won both games against Hall’s Electric, 19-6, and against Precision Lawn Care, 4-3.
The only girls game was between Altamaha Federal Credit Union and American Fence in the 14U softball division. Altamaha won, 7-1.
“Opening day was a success,” Rogers said. “I’m looking forward to a great season.”
She also said the department will have its fourth annual mud bog Saturday at the Long County Wildlife Festival site.
“The gates open at 10 (a.m.) and the mud bogg begins at 1 (p.m.). Kids 10 and under get in free, and it’s $10 for everyone else.
“We’re going to be having a mud run for the kids 12 and under, and the proceeds go to the recreation department.”

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