Lady 'Horns best EHS

from staff reports

   MOUNTAIN CITY -- Elizabethton's tripled Johnson County in the hit column Tuesday, but watched as the Lady Longhorns walked away with a 5-2 Watauga Conference softball victory.
   Outhit 12-4, Johnson County nevertheless perservered, scoring three runs in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Dena Hensley tallied the winning run on a wild pitch.
   Lady 'Horns pitcher Laura Peters went the distance for the win. She struck out five batters and avoided giving up the big hit as Elizabethton left the bases loaded on two occasions.
   "It was a great game," said Johnson County coach Dana Smith. "It was senior night for us. We did the basics and didn't freak out, so to speak.
   "We did what we're supposed to do when we're supposed to do it."
   Kayla Lewis, Avery Long and Amanda Dowell each batted 1-for-2 to pace Johnson County.
   The Lady Cyclones got 2-for-3 performances from Cody Taylor and Brittany Hilton. Jessica Robinson and Katie Hubbard followed at 2-for-4.
   Pitcher Sarah Ruston was a hard-luck loser for Elizabethton.