By Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson County’s short trip across the Butler Bridge and into Hampton would result in their first victory of the season on Monday. The Longhorns scored in all five innings racking up a 15-0 win in non-conference action.
The Horns scored a solo run in the first inning before erupting for five more in the second to go up 6-0. JCHS’ head coach Angela Blevins was happy that her team took care of business early.
“We wanted to be aggressive early to score, and we had a good second inning,” said Blevins. “Hannah had the home run that got the game going, but we had a lot of others that hit the ball well too. It was good to get a win after the close loss at Sullivan East. I was hoping we would bounce back after that.”
Johnson County (1-1) went up 1-0 in the first inning. Courtney Brooks led off with a single and later scored on Emmy Miller’s groundout. They followed with a quintet of runs in the second frame.
Maddie Edington got things going with a single then moved the third on Cassidy Lakatos sac bunt and throwing an error. Bella Miller’s two-bagger would plate the first run, and Lindsey Wills brought home another with a sacrifice fly.
Hannah Brooks continued her power hitting surge by belting a three-run line drive homer over the left field fence giving the Horns a 6-0 advantage.
Brooks not only did it with the bat but she handcuffed the Bulldogs on the mound. Sara Orr’s single in the fourth was the only blemish allowed the sizzling sophomore who fanned five in as many innings.
Bella Miller continued her good game with a triple that scored Lakatos in the third. She later came home on a wild pitch to make it 8-0.
The Lady Longhorns scored six times over the next two innings by collecting three runs in each frame.
Natalie Winters drove in one with a single in the fourth as did Lakatos. Courtney Brooks singled and scored her third run of the game in the fifth as the Lady Bulldogs uncorked three wild pitches in the inning.
Brooks led the Longhorns at the plate going 3-4 with three runs scored. Hannah Brooks was 2-2 with a 3-run homer and double. Bella Miller was 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBI’s. Natalie Winters scored twice and was 2-4. Lakatos went 1-1 with two runs scored. Emmy Miller had an RBI base hit. Wills drove in a run and Abby Cornett scored twice and reach base four times, three after getting hit by a pitch and a walk.
Johnson Co. 152 33 – 15 12 1
Hampton 000 00 – 0 1 1
HR’s—JC (H. Brooks, 3-run)