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Tide battle in weather-shortened game
Blue Tide base runners Zach Harris and Jarred Tompkins round the bases following a Chase Rogers single in the bottom of the third Friday. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County High School baseball team entered Friday’s home game against Bradley County with hopes of extending its two-game winning streak.
That hope, however, ended in the top of the fourth inning. With the Herons leading, 3-2, weather forced stoppage of play.
The Blue Tide and the Herons were scoreless through the first two innings because of solid pitching by Long County’s Luke Golden and Brantley County’s Dalton Moore.  But in the bottom of the third, Golden nailed a double, and then catcher John Christianson cracked a single to put runners at first and third.  Long County head coach Brian Thomas sent in courtesy runners Zach Harris and Jarred Tompkins for his pitcher and catcher with Chase Rogers coming to the plate. Rogers slammed a single down the first-base line to send Harris and Tompkins in for the scores. At the end of three, the Tide led, 2-0, but in the third, the Herons put up three hits and three runs to lead, 3-2. 
At that point, the game was delayed for approximately 45 minutes due to lightning, but with the clouds darkening and the lightning becoming more frequent, the game was stopped and will be rescheduled at a later time.
The Blue Tide were scheduled be back at home Saturday for their second game of the season against Claxton High School.  The Tide were at 5-7 going into Saturday’s action.

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