Sullivan North appeared to be headed for a big victory on Thursday until a stampede of Longhorns broke loose and ran them over. Johnson County put a combined 11 runs on the board in the fifth and sixth innings which led to their 12-3 win.
The Longhorns trailed 2-1 until the fifth inning when they managed to put five runs on the board. They came back and did one better in the sixth. Head coach Pete Pavusek was one happy camper.
We didnt play lights out but were getting better, said Pavusek. We had two big innings, but weve still got plenty of room for improvement. Nick (Whitner) pitched well enough to keep us in the game, then Adam (Worley) came on and shut the door. Its a conference win – a big one. North made us earn it today.
North led 1-0 in the first but Johnson County battled back to tie it in the third.
Whitener drove in Adam Worley with a single and he would do more damage in the fifth.
The Golden Raiders were clinging to a 2-1 advantage at that point but all was about to change.
Samuel Icenhour reached on an error and Worley was hit by a pitch. Whitener put the Horns in front for good by ripping a two-run double. Logan Sargent had an RBI single and Shane Greer drove in another run with a double.
The Horns led 6-2 at that point.
They nailed the coffin shut in the sixth.
Bud Icenhour got things started with a base hit. Two walks and an error set the stage for Whitener again who delivered an RBI single. Payton Fenner put an exclamation point on it by ripping a two-bagger that scored a pair.
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