By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
MILLIGAN Johnson County found the win column on Friday after dropping its last three games by one run. The Longhorns prevailed over FCA 8-4, a team that had knocked them off two weeks ago.
Adam Worley allowed four runs and scattered eight hits while pitching the win. But it was his bat that did most of the damage.
We needed this game for our confidence, said Worley who went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. We felt like we should have beaten Happy Valley, Unicoi and Hampton.
Worley made a strong point.
The Longhorns had plenty of chances to win those contests but they finally got over the hump in this one.
Alex Calderon drove home Bud Icenhour with double in the second inning to get Johnson County on the board.
They trailed 3-1 heading into the fifth inning but turned the tide in a hurry. A five-run outburst put them in front 6-3.
Samuel Icenhour had a two-run single during their rally. Worley would rope an RBI triple.
Johnson County tacked on a pair of runs in the seventh for some added insurance.
Nick Whitner went 2-for-2 and reached base four times to aid in the win. Logan Sargent collected three RBIs. Calderon was 2-for-3. Samuel Icenhour, Shane Greer and Daniel Livorsi added one hit each.
Ben Brockmyre and Tucker Grant had three hits apiece for FCA.
Head coach Pete Pavusek was relieved after the contest.
It was good to finally get a win, said Pavusek. We had played pretty good with nothing to show for it. Our kids kept battling and came out on top.
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