The Long County High School softball team lost its final home game of the season to Tattnall County High School on Tuesday.
In the bottom of the fourth inning with the Lady Warriors up by four runs, the Tide rallied to load the bases. But a solid defensive effort by the visiting team ended the inning, and the Lady Warriors went on to win, 11-0.
The only Tide player able to muster a hit was Brittany Hall, who garnered a single.
After the game, the seniors were recognized for their hard work and presented with gift bags and flowers.
This year’s senior class included Taylor Harrison, Taylor Holton, Christa Prescott, Miranda Taylor, Amber Wilson and Samantha Wygant.
Harrison was escorted by her father, Charlie Harrison, and her mother, Lori Harrison. The senior has been a member of the softball team for all four years of her high school career, and after graduation she plans to become a guidance counselor.
Holton was escorted by her parents, David and Johni-Lynn Holton. She has been a member of the Lady Tide for two years, and she also is a member of the yearbook staff. After she graduates, she plans to become a kindergarten teacher in South Carolina.
Prescott was escorted by her grandfather, Clifton DeLoach. She is the daughter of Clinton and Linda DeLoach, and this was her first year as a member of the softball team. She also is a member of the basketball team. Upon graduating, she plans to attend culinary school.
Taylor was escorted by her parents, Sam and Scarlett Taylor. She was a member of the softball team all four years of high school, and she also is a member of Christians on Campus. After graduating, she plans to attend college and eventually become a softball coach.
Wilson was escorted by her father, Rick Wilson, and Evangeline McCarty, and she is the daughter of Darrell Wilson. She, too, has been a Lady Tide softball player for four years. After she graduates, Wilson plans to join the Coast Guard.
The final senior honored was Samantha Wygant, who was escorted by her mother, April Wygant. She is the daughter of Richard Wygant, and this was her first year playing for the Lady Tide. After graduation, she plans to join the Air Force, and her eventual goal is to become a game warden.
The Lady Tide lost to the Liberty County Lady Panthers, 6-3, on Wednesday in Flemington.
For more photos of the Long County/Tattnall County game and senior-recognition ceremony, go to www.coastalcourier.com.