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Longhorns extend hot streak with wins

The Marengo Academy Longhorns (18-4-1) have been on a hot streak of late.

Most recently, Marengo downed South Choctaw 7-3 on Thursday.

Carson Huckabee (4-0) earned the win, striking out seven hitters and giving up five hits. Daniel Pritchett earned the save, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Huckabee led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run and two RBIs. David Dunn went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Kyle Friday went 1-for-3 with a double, one RBI and a run scored.

The Longhorns defeated Pickens Academy in a double header Tuesday 16-0 and 14-2.

In the 16-0 win, Kyle Friday was the winning pitcher, allowing two hits and striking out seven batters.

Offensively, Hayden Huckabee led the way, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and four runs scored. He had two triples, a home run and a stolen base. Hayden Hall went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs scored. He had a home run to help his totals. David Dunn went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. He doubled and homered in the game.

Dunn pitched in game two and got the win, allowing two hits and striking out five batters.

Last weekend, the Longhorns took two games by a total run differential of 26.

Marengo beat South Choctaw 13-2 Saturday behind the strength of a Daniel Pritchett gem. Pritchett (3-0) struck out nine batters over and scattered three walks and four hits.

Pritchett also went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and a run scored. Friday went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored. Robert Tutt finished the game 2-for-2 with two doubles, five RBIs and a run scored.

Marengo finished out the day with a 19-4 win over Patrician Academy. The Longhorns saw Carson Huckabee (3-0) give up five hits and four walks while striking out five for the win. Josh Holifield led the way on offense, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

The previous weekend at the Macon-East Montgomery tournament, the Longhorns earned victories over Wilcox, Fort Dale and Macon-East.

Marengo downed Wilcox 16-0 in that game behind a perfect game from Pritchett, who struck out three in the contest.

Hayden Hall led the offense, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, five RBIs and two runs scored. Caleb Broadhead finished 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Marengo’s only competitive game of the weekend came in a 5-4 win over Fort Dale Academy.

The Longhorns got eight strikeouts from David Dunn (2-2), who walked six and gave up six hits in the win.

Hall went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored while Holified was 1-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Marengo beat Macon-East 9-2 in the third game of the draw as Wallace signee Friday (3-0) struck out seven batters and gave up five walks and seven hits in the win.

Hayden Huckabee went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Hall was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Friday finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored. Dunn went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.

Marengo went on to win the championship game by a 7-2 margin over Macon-East. Hayden Huckabee (1-1) struck out four, walked one, hit three batters and gave up five hits in the win.

He also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Hall went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored.