Lady 'Horns beaten by Volunteer

from staff reports


   Limited to three hits, Johnson County dropped a 10-7 decision to Volunteer in Watauga Conference softball action on Tuesday afternoon.
   "We didn't hit," said Lady Longhorns coach Dana Smith. "When you don't hit you can't win. It was a young team going against a young team, and anything can happen. Of course we knew that going in.
   "We just have to settle in. This was only our third game. Like everybody else, we've had several rainouts. As we see more live pitches, I hope we settle in."
   Trailing by a 6-1 score, Johnson County (1-2) came back to tie the game with a five-run fifth, but the Lady Falcons responded with four runs in the sixth.
   Volunteer banged out a dozen hits, with Mabe leading the way at 2-for-3. Dykes, Gillian and Jones each added 2-for-4 performances.
   Katie Nelson topped the Lady 'Horns with a 1-for-2 effort. Teammate Laura Peters followed at 1-for-3.
   Kelly Simpson got the win on the mound.