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Warriors nip JCHS Longhorns 4-3

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County had a “big fish” on the hook but couldn’t reel it in on Friday at Cannon-Gouge Park. Happy Valley rallied to win 4-3 in eight innings in a contest where the Longhorns could have won.
That was the message given by head coach Pete Pavusek after the game. He was left shaking his head in disgust.
“I’m hurt for Logan Sargent because he pitched such a great game,” said Pavusek. “His team let him down today by failing to score runs. We should have won, plain and simple. We’re leaving here with a loss but we shouldn’t be.”
Sargent used a sharp off-speed curve ball which kept the Tribe off-balance all day. He didn’t give up a run until the fourth.
Johnson County jumped on top 2-0 in the third inning.
Daniel Livorsi singled, then moved to second when Samuel Icenhour walked. Nick Whitener’s two-run single put the ‘Horns on the board. But Happy Valley battled back to tie the game in the fourth.
Dustin Sams reached on an error when his fly ball to left got dropped. Zak Hyder and Chris Young would collect back-to-back singles, knotting the game at 2-2.

Johnson County surged back in front one inning later.
Jake Bower singled, then scored when Adam Worley’s shot got mishandled. But they didn’t get another base hit from that point.

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