Johnson County ran their season record to 5-0 by knocking off Cloudland 17-0 on Friday. It was a game where the Longhorns were able to get some young kids a lot of playing time and varsity experience.
Head coach Pete Pavusek touched on his team’s fast start so far.
“It’s definitely been surprising to be 5-0,” said Pavusek. “We won a couple of big conference games on Tuesday and carried over that momentum. We scheduled this game hoping to get our young kids some playing time and varsity experience. Our freshmen Asa Lewis and Ethan Icenhour have been playing well for us, and now we have Zack Parsons out for the team who went 1-for-1 in his first varsity game. It was good to get everyone get to play.”
The Longhorns made a statement in the first inning by scoring ten runs. Reese Stout and Weston Throop hit home runs in the inning. Jayden Joiner, Stacy Greer, Icenhour, and Petie Pavusek all had base hits and drove in a run.
Johnson County continued to pour it on scoring three more times in the third and fourth innings while added another one in the second.
Bradley Livorsi picked up the win on the mound in three innings of work. He struck out six en route to his first win. Eric Neely
and Asa Lewis tossed an inning of scoreless baseball apiece.
Pavusek had a massive day at the plate going 3-for-4 with five RBI’s. Throop was 2-for-3 with three RBI’s. Joiner was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Stout added a 2-for-3 performance with two RBI’s. Greer had a perfect day at the plate going 1-for-1 while driving in two runs as did Mason Bragg who was 2-for-2 with three RBI’s. Parsons was 1-for-1 with an RBI and run scored. Ty Warren, Lewis, Icenhour, Livorsi, Neely and Howard collected one hit apiece.
Dillon Johnson, Hunter Blair, and Braden Christman had the only hits in the game for Cloudland.
Johnson Co. 10 1 0 3 3 -17
Cloudland 0 0 0 0 0 – 0
HR—JC (Stout, Throop)