Johnson no-hits Mitchell County

from staff reports

Cloudland Highlander pitcher Josh Johnson came up with the second no-hitter of 2002 for Carter County when he threw a complete-game thriller for the 'Landers in a 3-0 shutout of Mitchell County (N.C.) Thursday afternoon.
   Johnson picked up eight strikeouts to go along with five base on balls for the contest. Mark Byrd helped his teammate out on the offensive side as he went 2 for 3 on the day with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
   T.J. Lunsford also had a big day at the dish with a 2-for-3 performance.
   Joseph Vines of Elizabethton was the other pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season.