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Lady Longhorns win close game against Hampton

Johnson County Lady Longhorns wins close game against Hampton
In a close game that came down to a battle in the last inning, the Johnson County Lady Longhorns pulled out of a two loss slump to overcome the Hampton Lady Bulldogs Thursday night. Both teams relied heavily on their defense to keep their opponent off the scoreboard, but thankfully the Lady Longhorns were back on track and able to handle the pressure.
With thirteen hits overall, Johnson County played some solid offense as well, gaining two runs early on thanks to a homerun by Cindy Eddington in the second inning. Eddington was back on the mound as well, despite fears earlier in the week that an injury might prevent her from pitching. With 77 strikes out of 105 throws, the freshman pitcher quickly overcame any lingering doubts.
Although the Lady Bulldogs made several good contacts on the ball, few made it farther than first base. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Lady Longhorn’s catchers, Hampton was unable to gain a run until the fourth inning, and with the score at 2-1 in Johnson County’s favor coming into the fifth, the outcome was still up in the air.
In a turn of events that left the Lady Longhorns initially reeling, Hampton’s girls began slamming the ball in the fifth inning, loading up the bases and setting up for a four run gain, thanks to multiple runners being batted in. Taking the lead by two runs, there was a fear that Johnson County might not be able to regain its footing but was quickly dispelled as the Lady Longhorns came up to bat.
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