On Tuesday the Long County High School softball team traveled over to Reidsville to take on Tattnall County (5-4 and 1-0) in their first 2-AAA game in school history. In a battle that could have been won by both teams, the Lady Tide came up a little short falling to the Lady Warriors 5-4.
Long County head coach Brian Thomas said that even though his team lost the game, his girls continued to play hard until the final play of the night.
“I thought we played well in spots, we have a few loose ends that we need to tighten up but overall I thought we played with a lot of heart”, said Thomas.
Bailey Harrison got the start for the Lady Tide throwing the entire game. Over her six innings of action she allowed five runs of which three were earned. The leading batters for Long County were Rylie Poppell who went three for four at the plate and Chante Thomas who was two for four with three runs batted in.
Falling in their first region game of the year, Thomas said he believes the loss will help motivate his team to play better.
“I want our girls to understand the importance of region play and how valuable each game is, I think that our loss will be a motivating factor going forward”, said Thomas.
The Lady Tide’s next game will be this Thursday when they travel over to Baxley for a region game against Appling County. The Lady Pirates bring a 3-5 overall record and a 1-0 region mark into the game. The game is slated to start at 6 p.m.