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Longhorns blast Highlanders 13–0

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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A chilly night at Kirksey Park didn’t prevent Johnson County from swinging the hot bats against Cloudland on Monday. The Lady Longhorns banged out 14 hits in a 13-0 shutout win in their softball season opener.
The ‘Horns jumped on top 4-0 in the first inning and never looked back. That pleased head coach Dana Smith who praised their efforts and approach toward the game.”
“It was wonderful to get back out on field and play the way we did,” said Smith. “We hit the ball well and our pitching was excellent. I also thought our junior varsity played well too.”
Johnson County’s Michala Cretsinger got things started in the first inning by blasting a one-out double off the center field wall. Demi Blevins, Jayme Jennings and Marly Eggers would add RBI singles before the Highlanders could escape the inning.
They packed on a couple of runs during the second frame.
Kallie Sluder led off with a single then scored on Brianna Snyder’s triple. Blevins would drive Snyder home with a base hit to up the ante at 6-0.
Kelsey Duperry’s double and Cretsinger’s RBI single would plate another run in the third inning. Johnson County would put it away in the fourth by scoring five times.
“Our kids are seeing the ball but they should be,” added Smith. “We hit almost every day in the cage and on our own. It’s been indoors but we’ve worked hard on getting our timing down.”

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