KINGSPORT—Just like a freshly baked cookie, Johnson County’s defense crumbled when things got hot in the final inning against Sullivan North. A critical error allowed the Golden Raiders to score the winning run in their 9-8 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday.
The Longhorns had a rough day in the field. They committed six errors allowing North to score four unearned runs.
Shane Greer paced the offense, going 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Nick Whitener was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in. Jayden Joiner and Daniel Livorsi added two hits apiece.
The Horns scored three times in the first inning to go on top 3-0.
Greer had a run-scoring double and Livorsi plated another with a solid single.
North rallied by scoring five unanswered runs to go up 5-3 in the fifth. But the Horns would battle back in their next at-bat.
Whitener’s two-run single in the fifth tied the game at 5-5. Greer’s RBI single brought home Whitener to put the Horns ahead at 6-5.
North scored another unearned run in the seventh to tie the game at 6-6.
The Longhorns scored twice in the eighth, but North did one better in the bottom half to carve out the win.