April 3, 2012
Nick McMullen, a combo first baseman and outfielder, has been one of the Longhorn’s hottest hitters the past few weeks. In an 8-3 win over Camp Verde on March 30 he had two hits and a walk. McMullen and his teammates return to action today vs. Mogollon on PHS diamond.
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Pitching and defense key in 8-3 win over CV
Just when it looked like the disheartening five-game losing streak might continue unabated, the Longhorn baseball team put an end to the skid with an 8-3 win over the Camp Verde Cowboys. Playing March 30 on the Payson High School diamond, the Horns took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, went up 7-0 in the fifth and led 8-0 in the sixth before the Cowboys rallied for three runs in their final at bat. While the victory was a huge relief for a team that has been struggling, the offense continues to ping along like a poorly tuned six-cylinder. “We are still waiting on our offense to click,” said coach Scott Novack. “We had six hits and K’d seven times, but played a very good defensive game and pitched well enough to win.”