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Tide scalps Indians 9-5
Besides pitching 3 solid innings, Ryan Simmons went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI in the win against Charlton County. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
The Long County baseball team got back on the winning track last Friday as they traveled over to Folkston to take on Charlton County High School.
The Blue Tide jumped out to a 9-0 lead through the fourth inning, but the Indians were able to put up five runs in the fifth on mistakes by the Blue. However in the sixth inning, pitcher Tyler Chambless came in and closed out the game in a dominating fashion, and the Tide picked up their 10th win of the year.
Ryan Simmons started on the mound, going three solid innings, followed by Britt Horne pitching the fourth and fifth, and then Chambless closed out the game.
On offense, John Lindsey went 1-1 with an RBI, Ryan Simmons went 2-2 with 2 RBI, Shane White went 2-4, and Tyler Hall hit his first homerun of the season, a two-run blast.
With the win the Blue Tide’s record improved to 10-6 overall and now sits at 4-5 in the 2-AA Region, behind Pierce County (8-0), Savannah Christian (8-1), Appling County (5-4) and Jeff Davis County (5-4).
The Tide took on the Brantley County High School Tuesday in Nahunta.  The Herons brought a 4-13 record into that game, but results were not available in time for this story.
Wednesday, Long County was at home against a tough Wayne County Yellow Jackets. The 3S-AAAA team brought an impressive 10-4 record into the game, and in their first meeting in February, they beat the Blue 2-0 in Jesup.
Results from both games will be published later.
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