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Lady Longhorns ram Rebels 13-7

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor

COLONIAL HEIGHTS— Johnson County was able to put things together on the softball diamond causing a great Humpty Dumpty fall for Sullivan South. The Lady Longhorns banged out 16 hits in a 13-7 shellacking over the Rebels.
Head coach Dana Smith praised her squad which ran their season record to 2-0.
“It’s a good road win over a conference opponent,” said Smith. “I thought our effort was good and we swung the bats well. We have a lot of girls who can play but so I’m pleased with the outcome. All of them contributed.”
Johnson County trailed 2-0 until the third inning when they exploded for four runs.
Abby Reece singled after Kelsey Duperry had reached on an error. Michala Cretsinger’s hot smash got mishandled to load the bases.
Cindi Edington put the ‘Horns in front by blasting a triple that cleared the bases. Demi Blevins would tack on an RBI single giving the ‘Horns a 4-2 advantage.
They managed to extend their lead by scoring five times in the fifth.

Edington led off with her second three-bagger in the game and would race home on an error. Blevins launched a two-run homer scoring Brianna Snyder who had reached.
Jayme Jennings kept things going by swatting a single, then moved to third on Kalli Sluder’s double. Back-to-back RBI singles from Marly Eggers and Duperry gave them a commanding 9-2 cushion.
“We hit the ball well all up and down our lineup,” added Smith. “I’ve been very pleased with the way we’re swinging the bats. Our kids were aggressive at the plate.”
The Longhorns put the game away in the sixth by scoring three times after South had tallied two in the inning before.
Edington had a double prior to Snyder’s single. Duperry ripped a base hit that scored one. Hope Nelson was hit by a batter which scored another.

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