By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Tide celebrate 10U state championship, defeat Cavaliers
Long County Softball
May Naki throws ball during warmups - photo by Gerald Thomas III

As the 2021 Long County Lady Blue Tide softball season is getting ready to wrap up, they played one of their final home games on Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

Following the 11-1 win over Calvary Day, they celebrated the Long County Recreation Department 10U softball team on winning their recent state championship.

The Cavaliers could not get much going at the plate all day and the Lady Tide seemed to get their bats going early. 

Sophomore Jaci Smiley sat down three Lady Cavs before the Lady Tide took to the plate.

Senior Sam Pitts opened up with a single before being scored by junior Lanie Williams. 

Smiley got on base with a walk and was scored alongside Williams thanks to a two-RBI single by Taylor Hodges.

Junior Kassie Davis followed those three runs up with an RBI of her own to make the score 4-0. 

The Tide waited another inning before getting more runs on the board in the bottom of the third.

May Naki got on base before Hodges recorded her third RBI of the game. 

Rebecca Lust got on base and scored on an error before Pitts was scored by Kyleigh Sizemore two batters later to make the score 8-0.

The Lady Tide added three runs in the fourth inning with Hodges completing her perfect day by going 3-3 with a triple RBI on her last go round at the plate. 

Davis scored Hodges to make the score 10-0 before Sizemore capped off the team’s day with a RBI to make the final score 11-1.

The 10U girls team was recognized after the game: alternating first base players Ally Bush and Mackenzie Leming, Pitcher Riley Sikes, Catcher MK Crews, Second Base Demi Wasdin, Shortstop Claire Wallingsford, Third Base Sophia Miller, Left Field Emersyn Hall, Left Centerfield Rilyn Williams, Right Field Hollan Clark, Right Centerfield Skiley Maulden, and coaches Ben Crews and Emily Hall.

The Lady Tide are now 3-8 on the year and still looking for their first region win before the season wraps up.

Sign up for our e-newsletters