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Long County shuts out Lady Bucs on Pink-Out Night
Pink Out Night in Long County
Cancer survivors Carolyn Smiley and Jackie Pattison threw out and caught the first pitch of Long Countys home softball game Wednesday against McIntosh County. The Lady Tide beat the Lady Buccaneers, 8-0. - photo by Kristie Garcia

The Long County High School softball team beat McIntosh County, 8-0, on Wednesday in Ludowici. 

“Today was a good win,” Lady Tide head coach Brian Thomas said. “I think this will give us some offensive confidence leading into the rest of the region play.”

Lady Tide pitcher Harley Dawson got the win in three innings of action, striking out eight batters and allowing only one hit and no walks. Cat Wingate threw two innings in relief and struck out three while giving up one hit and no walks. 

Katie Estill and Makaylee Fowler each batted 1 for 2 with one run batted in. Taylor Poole, Dawson and Wingate each hit 1 for 3.

“I was very pleased with our performance today,” Thomas said. “We hit well, pitched well and played good defense.”

With the region win Long County improved its overall record to 9-7 and their Region 2-AA mark to 4-3.  McIntosh County fell to 1-8 and 1-5. Going into Thursday’s action, the Lady Tide were third in the region standings behind Jeff Davis (6-0) and Bacon County (7-1). On Thursday, Long County was scheduled to play Jeff Davis in Hazlehurst. Results from that game will be in Sunday’s Courier.

Wednesday also was Pink-Out Night for the Lady Tide, with cancer survivors Carolyn Smiley and Jackie Pattison being recognized.

“It was great to see so many people come out and support our Pink-Out game … our honorees, Carolyn Smiley and Jackie Pattison, are an inspiration to all of us here in Long County,” Thomas said.

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