Horns finish AISA runners up

Published 9:32 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MONTGOMERY – The Marengo Academy Longhorns (26-13) watched their season end to Edgewood (37-9) for the second consecutive season Tuesday, this time falling in the state title round to the Wildcats. Game one saw Matt Wallace get no run support as the Longhorns fell 4-0. In the second game, a trio of MA pitchers were touched up to the tune of 14 runs over the first three innings as the Longhorns lost 14-1 in five frames.

In the first game, the Longhorns surrendered three runs in the third inning when Hunter Kilcrease and Lipscomb scored on a double by Bishop Harris, who ultimately added another run on a Mitch Greer groundout.

Marengo got the leadoff man on in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and failed to scored while Edgewood picked up another run in the fifth.

In the second game, the Longhorns surrendered four in the first and one in the second before a nine-run third inning put the game out of reach.

“Baseball is a funny game,” Lindsey said. “When sticks get hot there is nothing you can do about it. Everything they hit found a hole.”

Marengo negated a perfect game by Harris in fifth inning when Chris Sammons ripped a single down the left field line. The Longhorns scored their only run on the trip to Paterson Field when pinch runner Kevin Pritchett came in on a Jamey Clements RBI in the fifth inning.

The loss wraps up the high school careers of MA seniors Weldon Fultz, Wood Collins and Michael Martin, who won a state title in their sophomore year.