By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson County Middle School made a good showing in the Wayne Hodge State Farm Middle School Classic on Friday and Saturday. The tournament was sponsored by Elizabethton High School.
Johnson County 6
With a 75-minute time rule in effect the Lady Longhorns fell victim to the clock on Friday against Ridgeview. They had closed to within two at 8-6 in the fifth but the Raptors scored three in the inning as time expired.
We started slow and battled back, but we literally ran out of time, said Johnson County head coach Greg Reece. We had to take some chances in the bottom of the fifth to get the inning over so we could get another at bat. But Ridgeview kept the inning going and got some runs in. When Britain Peele turned her ankle, it put us in a tight spot. But Ridgeview is a good solid team.
Bella Miller, Julia Jenkins and Margaret Morrow had two hits each for the Longhorns. Emily Garr went 1-for-1 and scored twice. Kelly Dugger, Hannah Brooks and Natalie Winters went 1-for-2 apiece.
Johnson County 10
Happy Valley 2
The Longhorns defeated Happy Valley 10-2 for the second time in two days. They played the last couple of inning with snow falling. The game did not count in the standings.
Hannah Brooks hit her third homer of the week over the left field fence.
Alexis Henley had a monster game going 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs. Brooks was 1-for-1.
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