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EA Cougars fall to Marengo

By By Chandler Myers
The Escambia Academy Cougars roadtrip to Marengo Academy did not go as well as the Cougars had hoped for as they were defeated by the Longhorns in a doubleheader losing the second game 19-6 and the first game 3-1.
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The Cougars and Longhorns finished off the day’s action with an explosive game that saw the Longhorns push their way to victory easily 19-6.
The Cougars were unable to get things moving offensively, as they were shutout in the first inning.
Things went exactly the opposite for the Longhorns in their first at-bat as they were able to score five runs with Fultz, Dunn, Collins, Sammons and Martin all making it around the basepath.
The Cougars responded with one run in the top of the second inning as Jarrett Hadley blasted a homerun to left-centerfield.
Cougars Head Coach Josh Daugett said Hadley’s homerun was an incredible shot.
The Longhorns added more runs to their lead in the bottom of the second as Collins, Sammons and Hale all scored to put their team up 8-1.
The Cougars were held scoreless in the third inning, while the Longhorns went up 9-1 with Fultz scoring on an RBI-double by Collins.
The Cougars cut the Longhorns lead to seven in the top of the fourth inning as Keaton Maher (2-for-3) scored on an RBI-double by Hadley (3-for-3, HR).
In the top of the fifth, the Cougars went on their best run of the game scoring four runs as Jon Dean, Brandon Goens, Maher and Hadley all scored.
The Cougars comeback would be shortlived though as the Longhorns put the nail in the coffin scoring nine runs to pick up the 19-6 win.
In the opening game of the doubleheader, the Marengo Academy Longhorns were able to defeat the Escambia Academy Cougars 3-1 Tuesday in Linden.
The Cougars were quiet at the plate against the Longhorns only recording three hits in the game.
The Cougars’ lone run came in the top of the second inning with Jarrett Hadley reaching base on a single and scoring on Keaton Maher’s RBI-single tying the game at one.
The Longhorns were able to move past the Cougars in the bottom of the third inning with Dunn scoring, and they put the game way in the bottom of the sixth with Sammons scoring Marengo’s third run.