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Tide drop series opener to Savannah Country Day
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The Long County Blue Tide baseball team went into this week’s series against the Savannah Country Day Hornets knowing they likely needed to sweep them to have a chance to host a playoff game. Now they will need to do some extra work down the stretch after falling 10-2 on Tuesday.

Landon Runyon was strong on the mound in the first inning as he struck out two Hornets and kept them from getting any base runners. Jamison Thomas walked to start the bottom of the inning, but was picked off at second to keep the Tide from plating a run as well.

After two walks in the top of the second, the Hornets singled and loaded the bases with no outs. They followed that up with another single to make the score 1-0 with no outs on the board.

The Hornets added another run and led 2-0 going into the bottom half of the second. The Hornets kept the Tide off the board as they got one on base on a Roderick Randall single, but he was picked off at second as well.

A walk and back-to-back doubles for the Hornets made the score 4-0 before Peyton Batt took over on the mound for the Tide. He gave up four hits and a walk to give the Hornets a 7-0 lead.

Shannon Filkins singled and a called dead ball brought one run home for the Tide, but they could not cut more into the Hornets 7-1 lead.

Batt gave up another two hits and hit two batters in the fifth as three more runs scored for the Hornets, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Tide.

Anthony Bramwell pitched well in the final two innings, striking out four, but the Tide could not get their bats going. Runyon singled in the fifth to score a second run, but that is all the Tide could muster.

With the loss, the Tide fall to 8-6 and 1-2 in the region. 

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