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Tide baseball glides up through ranks
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Despite a 5-12 overall record, the Long County High School baseball team is in fourth place in the 2-AA Region. The Blue Tide is tied with Brantley County at 4-5.

The team has fought its way up in the standings with three straight region wins. On Tuesday, the Tide faced the No. 1 team in the region, the Pierce County Bears. The Bears brought a 7-1 region record into the contest and an overall record of 10-4. Results for that game were not available, but will be in the Friday’s Courier.

This Friday at 6 p.m., the Blue Tide travels to Blackshear to tangle with the No. 2 team in the state (according to the Georgia Prep Coaches Poll), Appling County.

The Pirates come into the game with a 6-1 region record and a 13-2 overall record. Even with an impressive record, however, the Appling team lost two of its last seven games.

The Tide and the Pirates met for the first time this season last month and even though Long County lost 8-13, those 8 runs were the most any team has scored against Appling this year.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Tide head to Hazlehurst for a region matchup against Jeff Davis High School.

The Yellow Jackets are the No. 7 team in the state (according to the same poll above), and are tied for the top spot in the 2-AA Region.

Long County already lost once this season to the Jackets, 9-12.

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