By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
A fast flaming start by Johnson County was quickly extinguished by the Lady Cyclones. Elizabethton overcame a 3-0 deficit to knock off the Lady Longhorns 7-4 on Thursday on Betsys diamond.
It was a frustrating loss according to head coach Dana Smith. Her squad hit two home runs in the first inning but struggled to score over the final six.
This is the most disappointed Ive been all season, said Smith. We had only a couple of hits over the final five innings and didnt score. That pretty much says it all. They hit it and we didnt. Its that simple.
Smith was accurate on her assessment.
Cindi Edington led off the game with a solo homerun. Brianna Snyder blasted a two-run shot two batters later.
Johnson County hits they ball well and theyre a good ball team, said Elizabethtons head coach Kenny Hardin. But I told our kids they had seven more swings. Youre never out of a ball game at that point. We had a lot of clutch two-out hits. Several kids stepped up and had good at-bats for us and Lauren Brickey pitched a great game.
The Cyclones battled back and took the lead in the bottom half of the first. And it would have been more had Maci Herman, who led off the game with a hit, had not been called out for leaving early on a steal attempt.
But they didnt let it keep them from stealing back the momentum.
Emily Kiser got them on the board with a run scoring double. Freshman Maci West then crushed a three-run homer over the centerfield fence putting the Cyclones in front 4-3.
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