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JCMS Baseball Team Wins Tournament Championship

The Jr. Longhorns made it a clean sweep by winning the tournament championship less than two weeks after winning the conference title. Members of the team included Payton Fenner, Samuel Icenhour, Cody Bailie, Justin Pardue, Logan Sargent, Brandon Vannoy, Alex Tressler, Caleb Throop, Jose Guzman, Nick Whitener, Isaiah Penley, Daniel Livorsi, and Alex Calderon. The Johnson County Middle School Baseball Team was managed by head coach Julian Crews and assistant coaches Sam Icenhour and Tyler Fenner. JCMS finished the season with an overall record of 16-2.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Nick Whitener was named the tournament’s most-valuable player. Brandon Vannoy was chosen by coaches of the Little Watauga Conference as the conference MVP. Earning all-conference honors were Payton Fenner, Samuel Icenhour, and Nick Whitener.

Tournament Results: Championship Game
Happy Valley 5
Johnson Co. 10
JCMS played like a team on a mission as they scored ten runs in their final three at bats to claim the tournament title. The Jr. Warriors was able to put together consecutive victories to pull themselves out of the loser’s bracket, but the team from Mountain City was not to be denied. Contributing hits were Nick Whitener, Justin Pardue, Brandon Vannoy, Samuel Icenhour, Logan Sargent, and Cody Bailie. Whitener pitched seven innings scattering six hits while striking out two for the complete-game victory.

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