By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
The Middle School Longhorns got the signature win they had been looking for on Saturday afternoon in Stoney Creek. JCMS slugged its way to a 9-5 victory over the Rangers. Head Coach Greg Reece was a happy camper considering the circumstances. He had a pair of key players missing from the game. “We were a little short-handed with two of our regulars out, but we are developing some depth,” said Reece. “HVMS and Unaka are in transition right now with new coaching staffs and both lost a lot of good players. But we lost seven varsity starters from last year’s squad, so we’ve had to rebuild too. We are really pleased to get this game in considering the weather.” The Longhorns turned a cool rainy Saturday into a beautiful weekend by scoring five times over the first two frames. Hannah Brooks, Adrian Hall, Natalie Winters and Alexis Hendley all had singles in the first inning. Brooks and Winters would cross the plate.
They took a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Maddie Edington and Abby Cornett smacked back-to-back singles and scored. Hendley added a two-run single and would later score, helping her team to a comfortable cushion. The Rangers scored a pair of runs in the bottom half and one in the third, but Johnson County answered with two of their own in the fourth. Two consecutive doubles by Brooks and Hendley led to each scoring in the inning.
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