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Weston Schmitter pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed only one run to advance Kell to the 2nd round of the State Playoffs. Grant Morgan earned the save by recording the final 5 outs and did not allow a runner to reach base. Bradley Taylor continued his production at the plate with a double, single, walk, RBI, and stolen base.
Jamari Moore and Brice O'Brien walked in the bottom of the 1st. Taylor followed with an RBI double to score Moore. Brady Smith widened the margin to 3-0 with a 2 RBI single to score O'Brien and Taylor.
Schmitter retired the Warriors in order in the 1st and 4th inning and kept them off balance with an array of fast balls, change ups and curves. He only gave up 4 hits, struck out 2, walked 2 and allowed only 1 run. Morgan inherited 2 runners with no outs in the 6th and promptly retired 3 in a row. In addition, he retired the Warriors in order to close the game out and record the save.
Longhorn Hitting Highlights: Taylor reached base in all 3 appearances with a walk, single, and double. He also had an RBI and a stolen base. Smith delivered a clutch 2 RBI single.
Longhorn Defensive Highlights: Stockton recorded 4 outs from his SS position including 2 in a row to begin the game. He also had 2 great catches to rob the Warriors of hits. O'Brien was involved in 5 outs from his 2B postion and took a hit away with a running catch into right field.
Avery McReynolds pitched a complete game and gave up only 1 run to lead Kell over North Atlanta 6-1 in the first game of the state playoffs. Bradley Taylor led the Longhorns at the plate with 2 hits, a walk, an RBI, stolen base and scored a run.
Kerrigan McManigal led off the 5th inning with a double. Carson Hughes followed with a walk and Austin Guelzo (running for McManigal) advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch. Austin Henley produced the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly to right that scored a sliding Guelzo. Jamari Moore was intentionally walked and Brice O'Brien followed with a walk. Taylor had a great at bat and induced a walk to drive in Hughes for the 2nd run. Brady Smith was hit by a pitch to force in another run and Alec Stockton walked to score O'Brien and stretch the lead to 4-0.
Moore reached on an error to start the 7th, advanced to 3rd with a wild pitch and stolen base. O'Brien delivered a single off the top of the fence to score Moore. Taylor collected his 2nd hit to move O'Brien to 3rd. Smith drove in the final run with a fielders choice and provided the final 6-1 margin.
Kell jumped out to a 6-1 lead but Sequoyah rallied late to win 11-9. Grant Morgan started for Kell and was relieved by Bryer Brookshire, Neil Seiz, Chris Himmelberg and Avery McReynolds.
Jamari Moore started the game by reaching on a hit by pitch. Brice O'Brien and Bradley Taylor walked to load the bases. Brady Smith then delivered a 2 RBI triple to put the Longhorns in front 2-1. Alec Stockton walked and Kerrigan McManigal scored Smith on an RBI single to make it 3-1.
Moore hit a long home run to left to widen the margin to 4-1 in the 2nd. O'Brien singled to left and Taylor tripled to right to score O'Brien. Smith drove in Taylor with a sac fly to make it 6-1.
Ryan Losito singled with 2 outs in the 3rd and stole 2nd and 3rd. Moore scored Losito with a double. O'Brien singled Moore home to put the Longhorns back in front 8-7.
O'Brien walked to begin the 6th and stole 2nd. Taylor followed with a single and Alec Stocton scored O'Brien with a fielders choice to close out the scoring for Kell.
Kell lost to Sprayberry on Thursday evening on a 2 run walk off homer in the bottom of the 7th. The Longhorns were ahead 7-3, but could not hold the lead.
Weston Schmitter started for Kell, worked 4 innings, did not allow a run and struck out 3. Brady Smith and Avery McReynolds pitched the final 3 innings.
Jamari Moore doubled to start the game and eventually came home to score on Bradley Taylor's RBI sacrifice fly. Brice O'Brien homered in the top of the 3rd to make it 2-0 Longhorns.
Smith reached on an error to begin the 4th inning and Alec Stockton was then hit by a pitch. Kerrigan McManigal moved both runners up with a sacrifice bunt. Rocky Brown then delivered an RBI double down the left field line to score Nick Merino (running for Smith). Austin Henley scored Stockton on a fielders choice and put the Longhorns up 4-0.
Stockton led off the 6th with a solid single to left and moved to 2nd with a wild pitch. McManigal reached on a HBP and Henley doubled to score Stockton and Austin Guelzo (running for McManigal). Justin Russell kept the inning alive with a solid single and Moore scored Henley on a fielders choice to make the score 7-3.
Kell battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Pope 10-5 on Monday evening and stay alive in the Region Championship race. Neil Seiz started for the Longhorns and worked 3 innings. Bryer Brookshire relieved Seiz and kept the Longhorns close. Avery McReynolds closed the door on the Greyhounds and did not allow a base runner in his 2 1/3 innings of work.
Brice O'Brien got Kell on the board with a solo home run to left and Brady Smith cut the deficit to 3-2 with another solo home run to left. Kerrigan McManigal kept the inning alive with a walk. Carson Hughes delivered an RBI triple to score Austin Guelzo (running for McManigal) and knotted the score at 3. Austin Henley scored Hughes with an RBI single and put Kell ahead 4-3 after 4.
The Longhorns were behind again in the 5th when Jamari Moore led off with a walk and then stole 2B. O'Brien singled in the infield Smith and Alec Stockton drew walks to load the bases. McManigal ripped a 2 RBI double down the left field line to put the Longhorns ahead 5-4. Hughes drove in 2 more runs with a single up the middle. Henley collected his 3rd hit of the night and Ryan Losito reached on an error to load the bases. Moore had an RBI sac fly to close out the scoring.
Brady Smith pitched 6 strong innings and Bradley Taylor drove in 3 runs with a home run and single to lead Kell over Cambridge on Saturday morning. Smith was also perfect at the plate with a walk , two singles, and an RBI.
Brice O'Brien walked in the 2nd inning and Taylor followed with a 2 run blast to right. The Longhorns led 2-0 after one inning. Ryan Lositio walked and promptly stole 2nd and 3rd. O'Brien doubled Losito home and Taylor delivered his 3rd RBI with a single. Smith singled in Taylor to make it 5-0 after 2 innings.
Austin Henley singled in the 3rd inning and Losito moved him to 3rd with a hit. Jamari Moore drove both runners home with a hit to make it 7-0.
Smith started the 4th with his 2nd hit and Alec Stockton doubled down the left field line. Kerrigan McManigal drove in Austin Guelzo (running for Smith) to widen the margin to 8-0.
Kell scored one final run when Grady Miller reached on an error and followed with a single. Nick Merino walked to load the bases and Justin Russell delivered an sac fly RBI.
Longhorn Hitting Highlights: Taylor was 2 for 2 with a HR and single and drove in 3 runs. He also scored twice. Smith reached base 3 times with 2 singles and a walk. He also had an RBI. O'Brien reached base twice with a double, walk and scored two runs. Moore had a double and 2 RBIs. McManigal had a hit and RBI. Austin Henley had a hit and scored a run. Stockton contributed a double. Other Longhorns with hits included: Chris Lucero, Austin Guelzo, and Jackson Jones.
The Longhorns picked up a huge region win at home on Wednesday night and moved a step closer to securing a state playoff spot. The 2-1 win finished a sweep of Region foe, Riverwood with awesome pitching, spotless defense and timely hitting.
Kell sent Avery McReynolds to the mound and he came through in the clutch, as he has all year, pitching a complete game and giving up only 5 hits and striking out 6. The Longhorns jumped on top of the Raiders in the bottom of the second when Ryan Losito knocked in Rocky Brown with a single to left, after Brown had walked to lead off the inning and Kerrigan McManigal moved him to second with a sac bunt.
After the Raiders tied the score in the top of the third, Brady Smith smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the third for the second and final run of the game.