Longhorns win first, lose second

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; The Marengo Academy Longhorns, who had just come off an 8-1 win over Sumter Academy on Monday, didn’t bring its hitting sticks to yesterday’s baseball game against the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights. Though Marengo Academy produced nine hits in the game, Tuscaloosa Academy blasted four homeruns leading to an 18-6 win.

Chris Whitaker recorded three for the night for Marengo. John Montee added two hits and drove in three runs. Clayton Croker finished with two hits and one RBI.

Jesse Morgan pitched three innings for the Longhorns. Trace Stenz followed with one and a third innings pitched. Thomas Fultz came on in the fifth and recorded two and two-thirds innings.

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Marengo spotted the Knights two runs in the first, but got one back in the bottom of the inning. After giving up a run in the top of the second, the Longhorns came back to score two to tie the game at three.

Both teams matched its run output in the third inning, sending three runs across the plate and knotting the game at six. That would be the last run Marengo would score, as the Tuscaloosa bats would light up for three runs in the fourth and six runs in the fifth to all but put the game away.

The Knight would add three more runs in the seventh inning.

With the loss the Longhorns fall to, 2-6 for the season.

Marengo will host Jackson Academy tomorrow. First pitch will be tossed at 3:30 p.m.