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Johnson County Middle School Horns hammer Harris 16-0

By: TIm Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Harris Middle School was hoping to find a win against Johnson County but instead took a good spanking before heading back across the state line. The Longhorns routed the boys from Spruce Pine, North Carolina 16-0 to run their season record at 3-0.
Jayden Joiner was once again dominant on the mound for head coach Julian Crews’ squad. He allowed only one hit and struck out nine in four innings of work. Ben Howard and Bradley Livosi pitched a scoreless inning apiece to close it out.
“Jayden had great control,” said Crews about his ace pitcher. “He only walked one batter and stayed ahead in the count the whole way. We put the ball in play and the rest took care of itself. I’m happy with the way we played. We had a lot of people who contributed.”
It started in the first inning.
Gavin Reece got things going with a single. He and Weston Throop would score on two errors to give the ‘Horns an early advantage.
They erupted for eight more runs in the third after a scoreless second.
Throop had a single. Reise Stout, Ben Howard and Petie Pavusek all reached to load the bases. Mason Stanley followed with a two-run double to up the lead at 5-0. Dylan Simcox would drive in another run with a single putting Johnson County up 10-0.

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