By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson County had the taste of victory on the tips of their tongues but would later leave the ball park on a hungry note. T.A. Duggers Zach Hartley delivered a run-tying single with two outs and two strikes in the final inning helping the Cyclones prevail 3-1 in extra innings.
The Longhorns rode the brilliant pitching of Jayden Joiner up to that point. Head coach Julian Crews was very disappointed with the loss.
This team cant put together enough hits to muster any runs, said Crew. Jayden pitched outstanding and kept us in it. You cant win games scoring one run in middle school. We only made one error and then get a great pitching performance like that. Its frustrating to not be able to score.
Johnson Countys only run came in the third inning.
Joiner singled, stole second and later scored on a base hit by Reice Stout.
Hartleys base hit brought home Ashley in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1.
The Cyclones put the game away in the sixth.
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