The Long County High School baseball team continued to struggle last week, dropping games at Brunswick, 12-0, on Feb. 24 and to Camden County, 8-2, on Feb. 25 in Kingsland.
Those losses pushed Long County’s losing streak to five games and its overall to 1-5.
Against Brunswick, the Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back. The Blue Tide struggled at the plate, putting up only three hits compared to the Pirates eight.
Long County starting pitcher Josh Gordon took the loss, allowing five hits, two walks and seven runs — one earned — in four innings of action. Relief pitcher Andrew Swindell gave up one hit, three walks and five earned runs while striking out one batter.
Gordon, Antonio Golden and Colton Infinger each was 1-of-2 at the plate.
Against Camden County, once again the Blue Tide were unable to stop a larger school. Also like against Brunswick, Long County’s bats struggled, being out-hit by the Wildcats, 8-3.
“We have to continue working. We are definitely not playing up to our potential right now,” Blue Tide head coach Tyler Rogers said.
Long County is back on the road Wednesday, traveling to Nahunta to take face Brantley County (1-1). In recent years, the Herons have dominated the Blue Tide, having won eight games in a row. Brantley holds a 9-3 advantage over Long County in the series. The last time the two the two teams played, the Herons won, 18-8.
Game time is 6 p.m.