The Lady Pirates opened the 2017 softball season at Long County Saturday and suffered a 6-0 loss.

Long County utilized a three-run fourth inning to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Blue Tide leadoff hitter Madison Giron reached on a walk. With one out, the Blue Tide strugn together three consecutive singles to add their first insurance run. Yaya Wright cleared the bases with a two-out, 2-RBI double.

Long County outhit the Lady Pirates 9-3. The Lady Pirates were led offensively by Savannah Sellers’ two hits and Dani Wells’ single. Reese Stalvey also started the season on a positive note, reach bases in all three plate appearances by drawing three walks.

Head coach Brian Crawford took the good with the bad. He said he was frustrated by the offensive inconsistency and inefficiency in the circle, though he added some miscues in the field contributed to that.

“We’ve got our challenges ahead of us,” he said. “We’ll come together, it will just take some time.”

Brunswick (0-1) will be back on the bus today for its second game of the season against Bacon County.