The Long County High School baseball team went 2-1 last week, beating New Hampstead High School (1-8) and McIntosh County (0-8), but falling to Benedictine Military School (8-4).
Playing in Ludowici on Monday, the Blue Tide beat the Phoenix 6-5, but couldn’t carry that momentum into Wednesday’s game in Savannah as they fell 2-0 to the Cadets.
On Friday, Long County held its annual Military Appreciation Night and, with several active-duty and veteran fans in the bleachers, the Tide got back on the winning track by beating the Buccaneers 11-1.
Prior to Friday’s game, the Blue Tide recognized local veterans and active-duty personnel on the field and allowed them to watch the game for free.
Michael Taylor, Nicky Wells, Frank Lester, Bill Hester, Bryan Oakes, David DiBernardo, Joe Kuzik, Brian Blake, Frank Way, Steve Griffee, Edwin Crews and Thomas Melvin Sr. all lined up on the field as information about their time of service was announced to the crowd.
Taylor, who is an assistant principal at the high school, threw out the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of all of the active duty-personnel and veterans attending.
Taylor retired from the Army after serving for 24 years.
The Blue Tide now have a 5-7 overall record and a 1-2 mark in 2-AA region play. On Tuesday, they will travel to Toombs County for a big region matchup against Vidalia High School. The Indians currently sit at 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the region. The first pitch will be thrown at 5:45 p.m.