The Long County Lady Blue Tide softball team faced off against the Calvary Day Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday in a big region matchup. The team fell behind in the fourth inning, but stormed to make a comeback and tie the series at one game apiece with a 4-3 win.
The Tide fell to the Cavaliers on Monday after going up 4-0 in the fifth, but allowed six runs in two innings to drop their fourth straight game. Tuesday’s game was tightly contested and scoreless for the first three innings.
Freshman pitcher Casey Lust allowed just one hit across three innings while recording a strikeout. For the Tide, they only recorded two hits in the first three innings.
Calvary finally got on the board as back-to-back doubles scored a run and a single brought home a second and put two runners on base with no outs.
Defense for the Tide stepped up and made plays to keep the Cavaliers off the board anymore in the fourth as Lust recorded her second strikeout of the game.
The Tide could not answer as the Cavaliers led 2-0 going into the fifth and added one more run to go up 3-0.
However, the fifth inning is when things turned around for the Lady Tide. Kyleigh Sizemore reached first for the third time of the game as the Cavs committed an error and Ainsley Anderson moved her up to second with her second single of the game.
Freshman Alyssa Skipper came up and reached on a dropped pop fly in left field. She moved to second as Sizemore and Anderson scored.
Lust’s looper to left was also dropped as Skipper scored to tie the game 3-3. Freshman Kaydence Hardesty pinch hit and went to first on a dropped third strike.
An error at first brought home Lust as the Tide took the lead.
Skipper took the circle for the Tide and allowed one hit and a walk, but closed out the game for the Tide and earned the save.
With the win, the Tide move to 6-8 on the year and 4-1 in region play. They will close out the series with the Cavaliers on Thursday in Savannah.