By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
A six-pack second inning by Unaka was enough to pull away from Johnson County on Friday at Bob Kirksey Field. The Junior High Lady Longhorns fell to the Rangers 12-1 for the second time this season.
Unaka took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and would increase their advantage to 8-0 in the second. Four walks, two errors and a home run from Tayla Potter did most of the damage.
First off, I do not want to take anything from Unaka, because that is a quality team, said head coach Greg Reece. They are the best team we have seen this year by far. But we helped them quite a bit with errors. That being said, they are not that much better than we are. But the question is can we make up the difference between now and our Conference Tournament.
The major difference was hitting.
The Lady Rangers banged out 10 hits. Johnson County could muster only three.
Reece said theyve got to find a way to get in some hitting practice.
As the coach, I take responsibility for this one, said Reece. I have to make sure we are ready to play and if that means we have to go somewhere to find a field to practice on, then that is what we will have to do. This is a great group of girls. They love the game, they stay after to work on individual skills and there is no drama among them. There is no question in my mind that the next time we see them we will play better.
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