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Horns tomahawk East 8-2

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Every senior wants to win their last home game as a player. Kelsey Duperry made sure that six Lady Longhorns departed in style.
The junior third baseman belted two doubles and a home run while leading Johnson County to an 8-2 win over Sullivan East on Thursday at Bob Kirksey Field.
Her towering shot in the first inning gave Johnson County a lead that it would never relinquish.
“I wanted to help win this game for our senior players,” said Duperry. “We weren’t about to lose today. We hit it pretty good and Bri pitched well. I am proud of everyone that played today.”
It was Duperry’s double and a single by Hope Nelson that gave them a 2-0 lead in the third inning.
Back-to-back doubles by Jayme Jennings and Abby Reece in the fourth stanza would push the margin to 3-0. Nelson’s double and a run scoring base hit by Demi Blevins made it 4-0 in the fifth.
“We just kept winning each inning,” said Nelson. “That’s what coach tells us to do. We kept putting pressure on them.”
Like they did in the sixth inning when they pushed across four more runs.
Duperry drove in a pair with a two-bagger. Blevins and Brianna Snyder would tack on back-to-back run scoring singles giving them an 8-1 advantage.
East scored its final run in the seventh.
Duperry ended the contest going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Nelson was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Reece, Kalli Sluder, Blevins and Snyder added two hits apiece. Jennings went 1-for-3.

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