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Bulldogs stave off Longhorns 10-6

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County was hoping to take a bite out of Hampton but instead got chomped by the Bulldogs. Hampton earned a 10-6 win on Thursday in a game where they got outhit 10-3.
The Longhorns held a 6-3 lead after scoring three times in the sixth. But Hampton scored a half dozen in the bottom half, then held on for the win.
“We played pretty well up until that last inning,” said JCMS’ head coach Julian Crews. “They only had three hits but they got them in key situations. We didn’t put them away when we should have. Give them credit for a good comeback but it’s one that we shouldn’t have lost.”
Johnson County scored its first two runs in the third inning.
Jayden Joiner led off with a single, then scored on Gavin Reece’s base hit. Reise Stout smacked a double allowing Reece to take third. Reece later scored on a wild pitch for a 2-1 JCMS advantage.
The game was tied in the third but Johnson County retook it during the fourth.
Dylan Simcox led off with a single, then raced home on a solid base hit by Petie Pavusek.
They appeared to be headed for victory after tacking on three more in the sixth.
Pavusek delivered a two-run single scoring Simcox and Jayden Joiner. Troy Arnold scored the first run off a passed ball.

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