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Mills pitches no-hitter for Tide
Lady Tide pitcher Kayla Mills threw a no-hitter Monday against St. Vincents. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County High School softball team got back in the winning column Monday as they defeated St. Vincent’s Academy 8-0.

Ace pitcher Kayla Mills was on the money all night, shutting down the Saint batters, en route to her first no-hitter of the season.

In addition to the Lady Tide playing outstanding defense, they also put wood to the ball as Kimber Sapp, Kelly Long, Kelby Manning and Taylor Harrison all had two hits apiece. Skylar Ogden also managed to get on the bag twice, once being hit and once on a walk.

"We did a lot of things right in this game. Players played like I have wanted them to all season." Blue Tide coach Jennifer Alfirov said. "I hope this carries over in our next few games."

The win brought the Lady Tide’s record to 3-8 overall, and 2-4 in Region 2-AA.

According to the top four teams in the region are Jeff Davis (23-2) on top with a 6-0 mark, followed by Pierce County (13-2-3), Brantley County (15-8) at 5-1 and Appling County (6-4-1) at 4-2.

The Tide girls were to play the Liberty County Panthers Tuesday in Ludowici, but results were not available for this story. In their first game this season, the Lady Tide won 7-6 in Flemington.

Thursday, the Long County girls take on Tattnall County High School in Reidsville in a big 2-AA match-up. The Lady Warriors have a 7-8 overall record, 2-5 in the region.

The game starts at 5:30 p.m.


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