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Long County wins third game in a row
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Tide player Ricky Rivera slides into a base safe. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — Long County High School’s baseball team won its third game in a row Friday, defeating Benedictine Military Academy, 4-2, in Savannah.
Despite everyone’s concern over the weather, it wasn’t a factor.
Blue Tide pitcher Tommy Freeman was dead-on and the defense was on top of its game. So were the Cadets, though, and through four innings, the game was scoreless.
In the fifth, the Cadets scored two runs while the Blue Tide put up one off a double by Stevie Harrison, scoring Ricky Rivera.
In the sixth, both teams went scoreless and in the top of the seventh, the Tide shut down the Cadets.
In the top of the seventh,  the Tide batters were hot as Rivera, Harrison, Shane White and Bryan Wingate all got hits. Midway through the final inning, the Tide was on top, 4-2.
Freeman came back to close out the win with a complete, 7-inning game.
With the victory, Long County moves to fifth in the 2-AA Region behind Jeff Davis (7-1 in region, 9-4 overall), Pierce County (7-1 in region, 9-4 overall), Appling County (5-1 in region, 11-2 overall) and Brantley County (4-3 in region, 6-8 overall).
Yesterday, the Tide took on the Bradwell Institute Tigers in Ludowici, but results for that game were not available in time for today’s paper.
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