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Tide defeats Bryan, loses Ware rematch
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The Blue Tide baseball team defeated Bryan County High School on Friday, but lost to Ware Magnet High School on Monday to bring Long County’s record to 2-2.

In Friday’s home game, the Tide drowned the Redskins 13-2. Long County’s winning pitcher was Trent Wells and the leading batters were Richard "Rat" Johnson, Bryan Wingate and Jake Durham, who all went two for three at bat.

"We played well as a team and I thought this was one of our most complete games yet," Long County coach Brian Thomas said.

The Tide weren’t as fortunate Monday. The squad lost a rematch 3-2 to Ware Magnet High School.

In that game, the Tide’s leading hitters were Brandon McManus and Johnson. McManus went two for four at bat and Johnson was one for four, hitting his first homerun of the year. David Shuman pitched a solid game for the Tide, but took the loss.

"Ware Magnet played a great game and deserves a lot of credit," Thomas said. "This was a very disappointing loss, but I know we will learn from it and be better in the long run."

On Wednesday, the Tide played its first Region 2-AA game of the season against the Cadets from Benedictine Military School in Savannah. Before the game, Thomas talked about the squad’s upcoming region matches.

"As region play approaches, we are going to try to get healthy. We have had a host of different injuries throughout the preseason and in our non-region play," he said. "We are going to have to get better offensively, but I am pleased at where we are going into our game with BC."

Today, the Blue Tide baseball team is at home to face Pierce County High School. As of Wednesday, the Herons had a 1-1 record and were coming off a disappointing 9-4 loss to Liberty County High School. Before the BC game, the Tide’s record stood at 2-2.

Tonight’s Pierce County game in Ludowici is at 6. Results from the Pierce and BC games will be in Sunday’s Courier.

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