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Bad luck versus no luck at all for Longhorns

By:  Tim Chambers

Tomahawk Sports Editor

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Tough luck is one thing but to have no luck at all is even worse. Head coach Angela Blevins was left shaking her head after dropping five softball games last week.
The Longhorns played well in a 1-0 loss at Elizabethton. They took Sullivan East down to the wire before falling 9-5, thanks to a Patriot grand slam that highlighted a five-run inning.
They took part in the Eastman tournament over the weekend with some mixed results.
They went eight innings with Cherokee on Friday that ended in a 0-0 tie.  It was more impressive that the Lady Chiefs finished third overall in the tournament.
They lost to Siegel 7-1, a school with nearly 2000 students enrolled. Michala Cretsinger picked up a pair of hits in that game. Bella Miller produced two in the tie versus Cherokee.
Those losses would take their toll on the Horns who fell to lesser University High and Sullivan Central on Saturday.
Lindsey Willis hit safely in every game.
“We played well against Elizabethton and East, and we couldn’t have played better defensively than we did against Cherokee. Courtney Brooks pitched two beautiful games against Elizabethton and Cherokee, but we couldn’t get her any runs. We hit the ball hard several times against Cherokee but everything was right at them. That’s frustrating as a player and a coach.”
It was frustrating to watch Siegel launch a pair of mammoth home runs in their six-run win over the Longhorns. What followed was the most frustrating of all.

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