By Tim Chambers
NEWLAND, NC—Johnson County crossed the state line wearing its hitting “britches” on Saturday and the end result didn’t quite “suit” Avery County. The Vikings got demolished 22-2 by the Horns in a five inning non-conference affair.
The Longhorns dominated the game from the get-go, scoring eight times in the opening frame.
Peyton Fenner got them on the board with a run-scoring double. Shane Greer drove in a pair with a two-bagger and Daniel Livorsi provided a two-run single. Alex Tressler capped off the frame with a three-run triple. Sam Icenhour had two hits and scored twice in the inning.
Johnson County scored a pair of runs in the second inning to go up 10-0. It was “Katy bar the door” for the Vikings from that point.
Logan Sargent’s two-run double highlighted a four-run third inning. Fenner had a two-run double in a five-run fourth.
Greer’s two-run triple was the big blast in the fifth.
Bud Icenhour’s pitching performance was a much needed plus on the defensive side for Johnson County. The sophomore hurler allowed seven hits, three of those to Avery’s Jackson Presnell.
But Johnson County had much more Mojo than that provided by the Vikings.
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