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Tide plays competitively; still lose two
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Long County first baseman Stetson Strickland stays ready in the field for the Tide. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Blue Tide baseball team lost two competitive games this week to the Charlton County Indians and the Ware County Gators.
On Tuesday, the Tide (1-10, 0-2 Region 2-AA) traveled to Jesup taking on the Indians, and lost by 8-2.  
Pitcher Britt Horne threw a complete game and struck out seven batters in the contest, but gave up two home runs.
Stevie Harrison continued to be solid at bat going 3-for-4 in the game and Earl Freeman managed to go 1-for-2 with the stick.
On Wednesday, the Long County boys lost another heartbreaker, 7-4 to the Gators.
The Blue Tide led 4-2 going into the top of the sixth, but gave up five runs in the inning to fall behind 7-4.  
Showing no quit in the game, the Tide tried to rally back, but Ware County put the clamp on and Long County lost another game late.
“This was another hard fought, tight game, but Ware managed to fend off rallies in both the sixth and seventh against us,” Long County assistant coach Brian Thomas said.
Pitcher Ryan Simmons received the loss for the Tide, and Tyler Hall and Stetson Strickland were the leading batters for Long County.  Hall went 2-for-3 and Strickland went 3-for-4.
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