The Long County High School baseball team’s woes continued as they dropped their fifth game in a row Tuesday night.
The Blue Tide traveled to Nahunta and took on Brantley County, but the Herons were too much for the Ludowici team.
"We lost 7-3. It was a tight game. We played very well and got great pitching from Bryan Wingate and Tyler Chambless. It turns out it just wasn’t enough," said Long County head coach Brian Thomas.
The leading batters for the Tide were Stevie Harrison, who went 2 for 4, and Shane White, who was 1 for 3.
Wingate picked up the loss, while left-hander Seth Hendricks got the win for Brantley County.
Despite the loss, Thomas said he was still pleased with Wingate’s performance.
The loss was the fifth in a row for the Blue Tide. The team lost two of the past five games by one run, one by two runs, one by three and the Brantley game by four.
Close doesn’t count, however, and the Tide’s overall record now stands at 2-12. Their 2-AA Region record is 1-5.
During the last five games, the Tide averaged nearly 8 runs a night and, for the year, they are putting up about 6 runs per game.
Long County is back home tonight, hosting the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors. The visitors bring a 5-8 overall mark into the game and a region record of 2-4.
The Warriors are averaging 5.3 runs and giving up 6.7 runs. The Blue Tide is averaging 6.6 and allowing 10.6 per game.
The two teams split their games last year.
Tonight’s game is at 6 p.m.