By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
JOHNSON CITY Some superior defense and timely hitting allowed Bristol to roll past Johnson County 12-1 in 7-8 All-Star Tournament play at Arthur Lady Field on Saturday.
Three ground balls hit by Johnson County batters to third base resulted in three outs to open the game. That was enough to get the attention of Johnson Countys manager Charlie Jennings.
Were a young team because seven of our 11 players are in their first year of coach pitch ball, said Jennings. But it was good to bring them over and play against a team like this. Our kids are a little down and out but they enjoyed it. Their kids knew how to make plays. I thought our kids made a few good ones, too.
Carter Rhudy, Carson Jennings and Nathaniel Dorman all hit the ball hard in the first inning but had nothing to show for it.
Chris Reece, Kaden Blevins and Ethan Reece singled in the second frame but the Longhorns left the bases loaded without scoring.
Bristol scored four in the first, three in the second and five in the third to account for their dozen runs.
Johnson County scored its lone run in fourth.
Rhudy singled and scored on Dormans base hit.
Our kids tried hard, added Jennings about his squad. That team was pretty good. I was happy we were able to score against them.
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