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JCMS Horns fall to Hampton 6-3

Cody Norris.cmykBy Tim Chambers

Tomahawk Sports Editor

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Johnson County Middle School had tough week dropping two close games after winning their first six. The Bulldogs rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win a 6-3 decision on Thursday.  This came on the heels of a 10-4 loss at Harris on Tuesday.
Hampton 6
JCMS 3 This all important conference game between the two rivals was played in a steady rain for three innings. The conditions could have played a big role in the outcome.
Hampton took advantage of eight walks and four hit batters to earn the win. The Bulldogs had only two hits on the day. “It’s uncharacteristic because pitching is usually our strong suit,” said head coach Julian Crews. “But today we didn’t throw strikes nor did we get the timely hits when we needed them. We’ll change some things around and see what happens. We haven’t hit very well the past two games.” The Longhorns scored most of its runs in the second inning. Cody Norris and Adam Manuel had singles. Stacy Greer drove in one run with a fielders’ choice and Ben Howard was hit by a pitch that brought home the second one. The wheels came off the wagon for Johnson County in the third inning. Hampton scored five runs and all were unearned. Max Cash and Avery Hill had key base hits but a couple of errors, several walks and two hit batters aided their cause. The Longhorns scored their final run in the fifth.
Bradley Livorsi drove in Greer with a double. Hampton would score its final run in the bottom half without a base hit.

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