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.

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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.