By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Like Elvis Presley in the 60s, Johnson County had the big hits against Cloudland in middle school play on Thursday. The Longhorns banged out 11 hits in an impressive 16-3 conference win.
Ben Howard tossed a three-hitter and gave up only one run in three innings of work to earn the victory for JCMS.
His team scored nine runs in the first after falling behind 1-0.
We were able to capitalize on their mistakes, said JCMS head coach Julian Crews. We put the ball in play and made plays. It was a good conference win for us.
The Horns loaded the bases in the first inning after Jayden Joiner and Weston Throop reached on errors and Gavin Reece walked. Reise Stout followed with a RBI double to score two. Petie Pavusek followed with a solid single that scored a run as did Bradley Livorsi. Mason Stanley and Dylan Simcox would swat run-scoring base hits before the inning was over.
Johnson County kept swinging the sticks in the second stanza.
Stout had an RBI single and Simcox brought home a pair with his second base hits. The Horns led 12-1 after two.
They tacked on four more runs over their final two at bats.
Stout delivered a triple in the third and scored on a pass ball. He would also rip a run scoring single in the fourth.
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