The Long County Lady Blue Tide softball team has completed the first third of the Region 3-AAA schedule with a clean record and now have the upper hand in the race to the region championship.
On Wednesday, August 31, they closed out the first month of the school year with another dominant win, defeating the St. Vincent’s Academy Saints 12-0 in four innings to win their eighth straight game and move to 9-1 and 4-0 in region play.
A walk to Delanie Williams and back-to-back singles from Taylor Hodges and Kyleigh Sizemore loaded the bases in the first inning. Jaci Smiley brought in the first run with a single, and Amiyah Simpkins’ brought in another run to make it 2-0.
Smiley’s steal of home pushed the lead to 3-0.
With two outs on the board, Hodges and Sizemore both recorded singles before Smiley scored them both on a double.
Davis doubled to score Smiley and Simpkins singled to score Davis.
An error with the bases loaded made it 8-0. Smiley singled to bring home Williams and Hodges before Davis scored Sizemore on a double to bring the score to 11-0.
Long County pushed across its final run in the bottom of the fourth.
Smiley struck out seven.
With the win, the Lady Tide are now firmly in first place in Region 3-AAA. They will travel to Savannah on Tuesday, September 6 to play the Savannah Christian Raiders and will host the Calvary Day Cavaliers on Thursday, September 8.