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Lady Longhorns deliver big win over Sullivan East

The Lady Longhorns continue to amaze, taking on another tough team and delivering a big win. This time around Johnson County faced off against the Sullivan East Lady Patriots, and led with a consistently strong show of offense, while relying on an equally strong defense to keep their opponents at bay. Ending in the second mercy ruled game of the week, Johnson County was only able to play five innings, but still managed a total of 16 runs and 16 base earning hits.
This win also posed a real challenge for the Lady Longhorns defensively, with ten Lady Patriot hits and more than one advancement to third base. Freshman Pitcher Cindy Eddington performed as well as ever, striking out five of East’s batters, but the real struggle took place around the bases.
In the first inning East came very close to putting up their first run, thanks to two consecutive hits, including a big double that allowed them to put a player on second and third. Thankfully a big hit to the outfield resulted in a second out for the Lady Patriots after a well timed catch from Eden Smith, and was quickly followed by a third. East kept fighting back, gaining second base in the second inning, only to be put out once again by a couple of stops in the outfield.
Finally in the third inning the Lady Patriots made their first successful run in the game, stealing second after making a hit and run to first, and then crossing home plate thanks to a big hit by the fourth at bat. A couple more good hits led the Lady Patriots to the second run for the inning, but didn’t score again until the fifth.
Offensively Johnson County was once again a force to be reckoned with, picking up runs from Ashley Arnold, Eden Smith, and Cindy Eddington in the first inning, along with hits by Abby Reece and Haley Miller. Things slowed down in the second inning, with three consecutive outs and no hits, but Johnson County was far from finished.
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