By Jamie Combs
Unlike Toby Keith, the Johnson County softball team refused to serve “Hope on the Rocks.”
With sophomore pitcher Hope Nelson going seven strong innings Tuesday, the Lady Longhorns nudged past Sullivan East for a 4-3 Three Rivers Conference victory at Kirksey Field.
“We did really good altogether,” Nelson said. “Today wasn’t one of my better days pitching. I pitched yesterday against Unicoi, so I wasn’t anticipating pitching today — I hadn’t planned on it. Then we kind of had a game-changer, and I was going to pitch — so I mentally got ready.