Vines hurls 'Betsy to win over JC

from staff reports

   MOUNAIN CITY--The Elizabethton Cyclones went to Johnson County on Tuesday aiming for an all important third-place position in Watauga Conference play.
   Behind the solid pitching from Joseph Vines, the Orange & Black took the Longhorns to the distance with a 3-1 victory in Mountain City.
   "I thought we did what we had to do," said Cyclone coach Steve McKinney. "We put ourselves in place to be third in the conference.
   "We did the things it takes to win and I'm proud of the kids, and Joseph Vines. I told him last night at Unicoi County that he would have to do it for us, and he responded well."
   The Cyclones racked up seven total hits on the outing. B.J. Miller and Nat Treadway both went 2-for-3, while Vines picked up his fifth win of the season.