By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
The long trip to Sulphur Springs was a good one for Johnson County on Friday. The Longhorns held off the Gamecocks 5-2 behind the stellar pitching of Jayden Joiner and their 10-hit offensive output.
The win was gratifying for head coach Julian Crews. He complimented his squad for the way they played.
It was good to get back on the winning track, said Crews. I was pleased because we finally played a complete game. We threw strikes and got some timely hits. Thats something that weve been lacking.
Joiner allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked one while going the distance. He also provided a couple of timely hits to help his cause.
He singled in the first, stole second and third, then raced home on a wild pitch for a 1-0 advantage. He would single in another during the second.
Hes fast and makes things happen, said Crews. When Jayden gets on we usually score. He knows how to be aggressive on the bases.
Troy Arnold helped the cause by driving in Dylan Simcox in the second with a base hit. Joiner plated Ben Howard who had walked.
The Longhorns would increase their advantage to 4-1 in the third.
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