By Tim Chambers
JOHNSON CITY—It’s been said you can’t keep a good man down and the same holds true for the Middle School Longhorns. JCMS overcame a 3-0 deficit to knock off University High 8-4 on Thursday afternoon at Indian Trail Middle School.
The strong relief pitching of Cody Norris proved to be the deciding factor. He came on in relief in the first inning to record the final out gettinbg the Horns out of a jam. He tossed the final 6 2/3 innings allowing only one run and four hits to record the win.
Mason Broome’s two-run double got UH on the board in the first. He would later score on a wild pitch to put them up 3-0.
Johnson County got on the board in the second inning after Will Henson walked and scored on a wild pitch. They took the lead for good in the fourth inning by scoring five runs.
Petie Pavusek and Ben Howard got them close with a run scoring base hit each. Stacy Greer’s three-run triple would put them in front to say at 6-4.
Will Henson scored his second run of the game on a wild pitch in the fifth after leading off the inning with a single. He doubled in Cody Norris in the sixth for Johnson County’s final run of the game.
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