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Long County Lady Tide close out regular season
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Long County pitcher Harley Dawson winds up for a pitch against Bacon County in Alma on Tuesday. The Lady Raiders won the game 4-3. - photo by Gavin Vickers

Long County closed out the regular season on a high note Thursday by beating McIntosh County Academy 3-1 in Ludowici. With the region win, the Lady Tide finished their regular season with a 16-10 overall record and a 6-8 mark in the 2-AA Region, making them the fifth seed for the upcoming region tournament.

The tournament will begin Thursday as the Lady Tide travel to Hazlehurst to take on Jeff Davis. The Lady Yellow Jackets go into the tournament as the third seed, having ended their regular season with a 9-5 region record and 16-10 overall mark.

Long County and Jeff Davis will play in a best-of-three series, with two games Thursday and a third game Friday if necessary. When the two teams played earlier this year, the Lady Yellow Jackets came out on top in both games by scores of 4-0 and 4-2.

The final standings in the 2-AA Region have Vidalia as the top seed at 13-1 (23-3 overall), Bryan County second at 11-3 (20-7), Jeff Davis third spot, Bacon County in fourth at 8-6 (14-7), Long County fifth, St. Vincent’s Academy sixth at 4-10 (10-13), McIntosh County in seventh at 3-
11 (3-14) and Groves in eighth at 0-14 (0-14).

Thursday’s game was also Senior Night for the Lady Tide. Pick up an upcoming edition of the Coastal Courier for a full story on the ceremony.

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