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Victory over Vidalia keeps Blue Tides playoff hopes alive
FPCA Highlanders trounce Twiggs 16-1
Brian Lester
Brian Lester and the rest of the Blue Tide kept their playoff hopes alive on Monday. - photo by Mikee Riddle

The Long County baseball team kept its playoff hopes alive Monday, beating Vidalia 5-1 in Toombs County.
With the region win, the Blue Tide improved to 14-10 overall and 7-6 in Region 2-AA.

Long County currently is in fifth place in the region, 1½ games behind Bacon County, which is fourth with a 6-4-1 region mark and a 15-7-1 overall.
The top three playoff spots have been secured by Benedictine Military School, which as of Monday was 11-0-1 in the region (17-4-1 overall), Jeff Davis, 9-2 (16-6), and Bryan County, 7-3 (16-6).

Though the Blue Tide will need help to make the playoffs, Bacon County’s last three games are not cakewalks. They play Jeff Davis once and Bryan County twice.
Long County has a must-win game on Thursday in Hazlehurst against Jeff Davis.

When the teams met earlier, the Yellow Jackets were too much for the Blue Tide winning 10-3 in Ludowici. Thursday’s game begins at 6 p.m.
Friday, Long County closes out the regular season against Claxton (8-10) in Ludowici. That game also starts at 6.

Pick up a Sunday paper to find out if the Blue Tide was able to secure that fourth playoff spot.


The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball team defeated Twiggs Academy 16-1 Thursday on St. James Field.
Nathan Burriss was the winning pitcher, according to Highlander coach Ryan Harmon.

FPCA was set to play Tuesday against Citizen’s Christian and against Robert Toombs on Thursday in Lyons.
FPCA is 10-5 overall and 5-1 in region 2-AA of the Georgia Independent School Association.

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