Local softball fans were by no means disappointed after the Lady Longhorns traveled last week to battle the University High the Lady Bucs.
The Horns reportedly scored early and often in a game that ended in their 25-0 vistory.
Hannah Fritts and Autumn Lewis boosted the Horns with back to back in the park homeruns. Autumn Lewis pitched lights out ball for the win. She also led the offensive attack with three hits.
Autumn Shepherd, and Zennia Bouchelle had two hits each. Hannah Fritts, Makenzie Poe, Amy Gunter, Aiden Thomas, Aubrey Baird, Braden Eastridge, and Hannah Fletcher had a hit. Maddie Jones was hit by the pitcher 5 times and Aubrey Savery walked 3 times and scored three times. Kendyl Klein walked twice and scored once.
In the nightcap, Maddie Jones shut the door on the Lady Bucs 13-0 while striking out all nine batters she faced. Hannah Fritts, Eden Potter, Aiden Thomas, Lauren Bishop, Shawna Arnold, Braden Eastridge, Ashlyn Beam, and Emily Walker each added a hit to the cause.
The Longhorns are now 11-6 overall and 7-1 in league play. They’ll begin tournament play beginning next week at Johnson
Peyton Pavusek, Ezra Howard and Connor Simcox combined to pitched shutout baseball against the Highlanders.
Simcox went 3-for-3 to lead the hitting. Tanner Marshall blasted a pair of doubles while Peyton Pavusek went 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Graham Reece, Howard and Dakota Holt had a base hit each.
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The Bulldogs rode the pitching of southpaw Brody Hicks to win the conference championship over the Longhorns. Both teams came in to the game with one conference loss but the Dogs jumped on top 4-0 and never looked back.
Peyton Pavusek had two hits to lead the Longhorns. Ezra Howard, Tanner Marshall, Connor Simcox, Graham Reece and Tyler Bouchelle were 1-for-3 each.
“We didn’t get the timely hits needed to win this game,” said JCMS’ head coach Julian Crews. “We left 12 men on base and they only left six. Their pitcher threw a great game. They were the better team today.”
The Longhorns will begin tournament play on Friday night against Cloudland at 7:30. The games will be played at Indian Trail Middle School.