By Tim Chambers
Johnson County was the lone team “happy at the valley” on Monday.
Their 6-3 victory versus the Warriors at Cannon-Gouge Park made the “Valley Beautiful” for an elated team of Longhorns.
It was a quality performance by the Longhorns against a team who had won nine of their last 11 games. Head Coach Pete Pavusek was happy with the victory.
“Our kids just kept fighting back and playing hard against a good team,” said Pavusek. “We made the one mistake that cost us late but we overcame it and didn’t let it get us down. These kids believe they can win. We’ve cut down on our mistakes and we’re hitting the ball well. Our pitching has been outstanding over the past week.”
Johnson County has now won five of its last six games. But Monday’s didn’t come easy.
They jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning on an RBI single by Peyton Fenner scoring Alex Tressler who had walked. Fenner would score on an error.
The Warriors got a run in the bottom half.
Ian Scruggs doubled in Tyler Hurley who had singled to cut the lead in half at 2-1. But the Horns took over from there.
Samuel Icenhour had a key double in the second inning after Bud Icenhour had hit safely. This allowed Jake Bower to score making it 3-1.
The Longhorns got a solo run in the fourth inning when Bud Icenhour singled and later scored.
They put some distance between them and the Warriors by adding a pair of insurance runs in the fifth.
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