MADILL — After going 2-2 through the first two games of the season, the Lone Grove Longhorns have started to hit their stride under first-year head coach Tyler Pybas.

MADILL — After going 2-2 through the first two games of the season, the Lone Grove Longhorns have started to hit their stride under first-year head coach Tyler Pybas. 

Lone Grove won its fifth straight game Thursday and improved to 6-3 overall with a 15-2 run-rule victory over the Madill Wildcats in four innings. 

Nate Sudderth got the Longhorns on the board in the first inning with an RBI single to left, before Kolton Ellis doubled the advantage two batters later with an RBI single of his own.

Isaac Coffman made it 3-0 with an RBI single to left off a line drive, before Ellis scored on a passed ball to finish off the inning.

Madill managed to get one back in the bottom half of the inning when Ethan Nixon hit a hard ground ball which resulted in an error, allowing Wylbe Roberts to score. 

Blamed Wilkerson and Clay Geurin combined in the second to give the Longhorns some breathing space as they each brought home a run. 

Case Coble then pulled another one back for the Wildcats when he slapped an RBI double to center to make it 6-2.

Unfortunately, the Wildcats offense would stall out from there.

Lone Grove scored three more runs in the third before finishing the game off with six runs in the top of the fourth. 

Wilkerson and Sudderth each had three RBI’s in the game for Lone Grove, with Sudderth going 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and Wilkerson going 1-for-2 at the plate with three runs scored.

Ethan Barnes and Cooper Robinson were the other Longhorns players who had one RBI in the game, joining Guerin, Coffman, and Ellis. 

Kort McCurtain got the win on the mound for the Longhorns, throwing four innings of work. He allowed one earned run on three hits with four walks and six strikeouts. 

Coble took the loss on the mound for Madill, throwing three innings. He allowed six earned runs on 10 hits with one walk and three strikeouts. 

Madill is on the road today playing a makeup district game against Ada at 1 p.m. while Lone Grove will be at home Saturday beginning at Noon against Prague.