By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
JOHNSON CITY—The Lady Longhorns got in some much needed work at Winged Deer Park on Saturday despite not having its ace pitcher Brianna Snyder on the mound. The Milligan College signee is currently nursing a sprained wrist but that didn’t stop them from getting in four varsity games plus two junior varsity games on Friday.
Each game had a one-hour time limit and play was stopped immediately at that point. They fell 7-4 to Greeneville in the first contest but played well after the first two frames.
Bella Miller, Marley Eggers, Kelsey Duperry and McKenzie Leonard all had base hits for Johnson County. Jaymie Jennings added a two-run single. The Horns were threatening to score again in their last at-bat when the game was called because of the time limit. Courtney Brooks had their lone base hit in a 7-0 loss to Cherokee. But play got much better for them after that. The Longhorns took Unicoi County down to the wire before falling 2-0. The Blue Devils scored the only runs of the game in their final at-bat. Michala Cretsinger and Kourtney Tolley had the only base hits for Johnson County. Miller was outstanding for the Horns during her stint on the mound. She got some great defensive help from Cretsinger who threw out a runner trying to stretch a single into a two-batter with Jennings applying the tag.
Courtney Brooks was able to work out of a base-loaded jam on the mound for Johnson County and pitched great despite the loss. Jennings belted a three-run homer in their final game against Sullivan Central. The contest ended in a 5-5 tie.
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