By Tim Chambers
The Middle School Longhorns demonstrated how to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat against Happy Valley on Monday. They rallied from a 2-1 deficit with two outs in their final at-bat to knock off the Warriors 3-2 at Cannon Gouge Park.
Will Henson’s two-out, two-run single to right center sealed the win and likely the third seed in the upcoming tournament.
Coach Julian Crews was finally able to breathe a sigh of relief after Cody Norris retired the side in order in the seventh.
“Cody pitched a great game and kept us in it,” said Crews. “We got some timely hits when we had to. The one by Will Henson was huge with all the pressure that was on him. We had run-ruled them the last time at our place but their pitcher (Dylan Willis) pitched a great game and kept us off-balance. It was good to leave here with a win.”
That good feeling that comes after a big win almost didn’t take place.
Zack Workman doubled and scored in the fourth inning, giving the Warriors a 1-0 lead.
The Longhorns tied the game in the fifth on an RBI double by Stacy Greer, scoring Petie Pavusek who had walked.
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