Johnson hurls no-no for Vikes |

Johnson hurls no-no for Vikes

Steve Yingling

Amy Johnson accomplished a rare feat for the South Tahoe High softball team on Thursday.

Johnson tossed a no-hitter – only a walk and hit batter from perfection – as the Vikings blanked Spring Creek, 5-0, in their first game of the Manogue Easter Tournament in Reno.

“She moved the ball around and her dropball was working well. Amy just had real good rhythm and kept them off balance,” said Viking coach Jan Johnson, who could only guess when the last time a Viking threw a no-hitter.

South Tahoe lost to Quincy 3-0 later in the day, but still is alive in the three-day tournament.

Johnson recorded five strikeouts and helped her own cause with a single and a RBI. Her batterymate, Megan Humphreys, was the key on offense, going 3 for 3 with a RBI. Humphreys also threw out a runner. April Peterson, Ashlee Francis and Katy Heyward also contributed hits, while Peterson and Kathryn Baer drove in a run.

Despite being shut out by Quincy, the Vikings again played errorless ball.

“It was a pleasure to watch. We haven’t had a lot of no-error games. All in all it was a good defensive day for us, which we’ve been working hard for,” coach Johnson said.

Missy Johnson’s double and Amy Johnson’s single accounted for the Vikings’ hitting against Quincy.

STHS, 2-15, plays Manogue at 12:30 p.m. Friday and an opponent yet to be determined at 3:30 p.m. The Vikings are guaranteed at least one game on Saturday.

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