BRADY — The Early Longhorns’ three-game District 6-3A win streak was snapped by the league co-leading Brady Bulldogs, 10-7, Tuesday night.
The Longhorns (6-8, 3-3) had scored 60 runs during their win streak — an average of 20 per contest, tallying no fewer than 16 in an outing. Against Brady (13-3, 5-1), however, Early was limited to one run over the first five innings, then tallied six in the sixth before running out of steam.
Brady led 3-0 after one inning, 5-0 after two, 7-0 through three and 10-0 after four frames. The Longhorns extended the game with their fifth-inning run, the result of a two-out Ryan Hill RBI triple that plated Ryan Trompler, running for Jayden Lehde who walked prior to Hill’s at-bat.
In top of the sixth, Early tacked on six more runs as Jesson Tarrant singled with one out and scored on Boston Hudson’s two-out RBI double. Rode Walters followed with an RBI single, then Lehde doubled and Hill walked to load the bases. Devyn Burns and Jonathan Morales came through with consecutive RBI singles ahead of a bases-loaded walk by Chase Keilers, then Tarrant was hit by a pitch with the sacks full to plate the final Longhorn run.
Early finished with 10 hits — two each by Hill, Burns and Walters, along with one apiece from Morales, Tarrant, Hudson and Lehde.
The Longhorns will host Bangs at 7 p.m. Thursday in a game that was originally slated for last week, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.