This recent stretch has not been kind to the Long County baseball team as the Tide dropped four consecutive region games and fell to sixth place in the 2-AA standings.
Long County hosted Jeff Davis on March 29. The Blue Tide knew this game would be tough, as the Yellow Jackets went into the contest as the No. 3 AA team in the state, according to MaxPreps.com. The visiting team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back, slamming the Tide 10-3.
On March 31, Long County was back at home again, this time facing Bacon County. The Blue Tide struggled to score in losing 6-1 to the Raiders.
On Tuesday, the Blue Tide’s woes continued in a close 6-4 home loss to Bryan County.
Long County played another big region contest Friday in Savannah, taking on No. 7-ranked Benedictine. This, too, proved be a tough one, as the Cadets took a decisive 15-0 win.
With the four region losses, Long County fell to 11-10 overall and 5-6 in the region, dropping the Tide into sixth place in the standings behind Benedictine Military School (9-0 in the region and 14-4 overall), Jeff Davis (5-2 and 12-5), Vidalia (5-3 and 8-9), Bacon County (4-3 and 11-6), and Bryan County (4-3 and 12-6). Rounding out the final two spots in standings are McIntosh County Academy (2-7 and 3-12), and Groves (0-11 and 1-17).
The Blue Tide have a non-region game scheduled Monday against New Hampstead, which is 3-14. That game is in Pooler, with the first pitch scheduled for 5 p.m. Long County then returns to region action, hosting McIntosh County at 5 p.m. Tuesday.