The Long County High School baseball team took on Tattnall County in a region game Friday in Reidsville.
The Battle Creek Warriors jumped out to a big 7-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, taking the victory 10-7.
Andrew Swindell got the start for Long County but struggled from the onset resulting in Rex Johnson and Matt Swindell coming in to relieve him. Johnson threw five innings, giving up only one earned run. Strickland pitched one inning and did not allow any. Swindell gave up five earned runs and picked up the loss.
The leading batters for the Blue Tide were Deondrae Volcy, who went three for three with three singles, two runs scored and one RBI. Colton Infinger went two for four with a double and two RBI’s. And Johnson went one for three with one homerun.
With the loss, the Blue Tide fell to 4-15 overall and 0-5 in Region 2-AAA. Tattnall County improved its record to 7-11 and 2-3.
Monday, the Blue Tide was scheduled to take on Vidalia High School (7-13) in non-region action, but that game was rained out.
Tuesday, Long County was on the road again traveling to Blackshear to face Pierce County (14-6 and 4-1) in a region game. Results were not available in time for this story.
Friday, the Blue Tide are back on the road, taking on Liberty County (4-14). When the teams played earlier this year, the Panthers won in a nail biter 4-3. The game is in Hinesville with the first pitch scheduled for 5:55 p.m.