LONE GROVE — Less than 24 hours after being humbled on the road by No. 1 Marlow, the Lone Grove Longhorns baseball team suddenly found its groove again on Saturday.

LONE GROVE — Less than 24 hours after being humbled on the road by No. 1 Marlow, the Lone Grove Longhorns baseball team suddenly found its groove again on Saturday.

Lone Grove pounded out 13 hits at home as the Longhorns moved to 7-4 overall with a 17-9 victory over the Prague Red Devils in five innings.

Prague got off to the better start though in the top of the first as the Red Devils scored three runs courtesy of a three-run home run to left field. 

Lone Grove got one back in the bottom half of the inning through Ethan Barnes off a sacrifice fly RBI which scored Blayde Wilkerson to make it 3-1. 

Prague tried to pull away slightly in the top of the third with two runs to make it 5-1, but Lone Grove’s offense was about to explode in a big way.

Cases Presgrove made it 5-3 in the bottom of the third when he launched a two-run home run to left field, before the game was tied at 5-5 thanks to Kolton Ellis slapping a two-RBI single to center field.

Lone Grove took the lead at 6-5 when Cooper Robinson drew a bases loaded walk which scored Michel Cain.

Wilkerson then delivered a hammer blow for the Longhorns as he sent a two-RBI single to right make it an 8-5 contest. 

Presgrove then struck again as he sent an RBI single to center, following Robinson scoring on a passed ball to make it 10-5. 

Presgrove would later score off an error to make it 11-5, before Conner King finished off the 11-run inning with an RBI single. 

Prague though didn’t stay down long, as the Red Devils responded with three runs in the top of the fourth. 

But Lone Grove had an answer in the bottom half of the inning, with three more runs thanks to RBI hits from Presgrove, and Clay Guerin while Wilkerson scored off an error, helping the Longhorns move to a 15-8 advantage. 

Prague got one more run in the fifth, before Robinson and Gavin Peery finished off the game with RBI hits in the bottom of the fifth. 

Presgrove finished the game going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI’s. 

Wilkerson, Robinson, and Ellis each had two RBI’s in the game, while Barnes, King and Peery all had one RBI. 

Ellis got the win on the mound for Lone Grove throwing 2/3 of an inning. 

Peery registered a team high four strikeouts pitching on the day while allowing just one earned run on four hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched.

Lone Grove is at Kingston Monday beginning at 4:30 p.m.