LUDOWIC –– The Long County High School baseball team dropped the opening game of the season Tuesday to Winsor Forest High School, 18-4.
The Knights of Savannah traveled to Ludowici and at the start of the game the Blue Tide appeared to be on top of their game. A double play by first baseman Bryan Wingate and second baseman Nick Moody highlighted of the inning, as the Knights were on top only 1-0.
Doubles by Richard Johnson and Wingate in the bottom of the first gave the home team a 2-1 lead.
But then the Knights put up five runs in the second and the home team was unable to score.
In the third, the Tide stepped up defensively, and held the Green and White scoreless. In the bottom of the inning the Long County boys added two runs to narrow the game. After that, though little went well for Long.
In the fourth inning the Knights added a run, in the fifth they put up six runs, and then in the sixth inning they added five more. The 18-4 score after six shortened the game.
The visiting team had 16 hits and 4 errors, compared with the Tide’s 3 hits and 5 errors.
After the game, Blue Tide head coach Brian Thomas said his team needed to work on defense and had to put this game behind them.
"We just have to come back and work hard, practice hard, and get better," Thomas said.
The Tide traveled to Jesup Thursday to take on Wayne County High School. It was the first game of the season for the Yellow Jackets, who were 14-8 last year. The game was too late for today’s deadline.
The Tide is on the road again today, playing Savannah Christian. The Red Raiders are 0-1, coming off a heartbreaking 6-7 loss to Jenkins High School.
The first pitch of today’s game will be at 4 PM.
Richard Johnson 1-2 Double
Stevie Harrison 1-3
Losing Pitcher - Trent Wells
Winning Pitcher - Roman